Lambs of the Runway

I purchased a few fleece lamb jackets from Premier Supply to have on hand “just in case” the Finnsheep and 3/4 Bluefaced Leicester lambs seemed chilled this spring.  It is almost laughable right now to even think of jacketing them as it has been unseasonably warm – in the 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.  Normally we are in the 40’s and maybe 50’s on a nice April day; and bone-chilling rain is also not unusual in Minnesota.  This year, warm is the norm; later this week we are supposed to reach the 70’s; but it still gets into the 40’s at night.  I never worried about this with the Shetland lambs.  But after reading other blogs about Bluefaced Leicesters and Finnsheep, I realized that those sheep may need a bit extra help with rough weather.

Even though it’s been warm it has also been very windy; I found myself worrying about the lambies developing pneumonia.  I put up a tarp in the lambing jug area to help cut down the wind through the jugs.  And I decided that it was time to put on the jackets.  I can take them off later this week if it gets too warm.

What I DIDN”T realize was the cute factor!  I didn’t think there could be anything sweeter than a lamb joyously leaping and running and racing other lambs…but they are incredibly cute when they are “dressed up!”

Please enjoy the show!  You can stop or slow down the slideshow by placing your cursor over the pics and click on the square box or arrow.

Roundabout Acres presents: Lambs of the Runway!

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Ashley(daught in-law) on 04/17/2010 at 12:34 AM

    you are funny. but the lambs do look cute. where are the pictures of the kids?



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