I’ve had tame sheep before, but not like Jade. I always bring her out when we have field trips and let her loose with the kids.
She stands still when kids are all around as long as she is being petted. She lets people touch her horns when I tell them to feel how the horns are warm at the base and cool at the top.
Now I find out that she likes watching videos with friends. “Don’t you like watching videos with friends?”
“Yes Jade, you have nice white teeth.”
“You too, Lisa”
Lambing seems like it was a long time ago now, but this was only 2-1/2 weeks ago.
Jade is the biggest pet sheep here. She had a ewe and a ram lamb.
At that point I had overflow pens set up in the alley of the barn.
Lambing gets exhausting and you have to get your sleep when you can. I think I slept some here and then was woken up.
It looks as though Sunny is getting sleepy here. But I’m awake.
While we’re thinking about getting cozy on the couch… My son works as an EMT and he is often gone at night. The “puppies”, who live next door, get invited in our house if they are barking too much. They have no qualms about cuddling on the couch, something our dogs don’t get to do. Back to Jade. Here she is with one of her lambs at 2-1/2 weeks old.
Raquel lambed the day after Ears, also with triplets.
Here she is the previous day, looking rather uncomfortable.
Here is how the barn list looked at the end of the day.
Meanwhile , in the pasture the lambs were playing.
After Bronagh lambed, Foxy was next. That is Foxy lying down in the back. I brought her into the barn about an hour after I first noticed her.
She lambed about an hour later.
This is Foxy’s lamb at 6 days old.