Summer Surprise

Miss Kitty & Summer Surprise
Miss Kitty & Summer Surprise

Last week Peg went out to feed the sheep in the morning and much to her surprise there was a brand new ewe lamb running around with the adult ewes. We thought we were done with lambing and weaning for this year. After sorting out who belonged to whom, it turned out the Mom was a Spring lamb from last year that we had not bred last Fall because of her age. After breeding season was over we put her back in with the other adult ewes. When we counted backwards from the day of the birth she was bred the end of January and we figured out the ram she spent a short time with that day. At the time we were not worried as we thought breeding season was over. When we consulted our local vet he said she should not have been in season at that time, but sometimes it takes young ewes a while to get on a predicable schedule. These sheep prove every year we still have more to learn.
As you can see, she is adorable and we are having so much fun spoiling her. There was no other option for a name but “Summer Surprise”!