Friday, September 23, 2011

Twins in August!

Only a Jacob sheep (actually only this particular one) would pull a stunt like this. Humbug Parsley (one of my spouse's original sheep) lambed with twins on Feb. 2, 2011. She subsequently had another set of twins on Aug. 2 of this year. Basil and Oregano have four- and two-horns, respectively, are wethered and just as cute and friendly as only lambs raised partially on a bottle can be. Parsley is 11 years old now, and did not have much milk after she became ill (now recovered nicely), hence the need for the bottle feeding. If anyone had told me Iwould be feeding bottle lambs in August, I would have laughed at the thought. I am not laughing any more, but the twins do make me smile often. Life here is certainly never dull.