This photo was taken just before the lambs were born. She has that look of, help I don't feel well on her face.
The ram was the first to walk into the shearing corner. He went in looking all woolly and completely black in color.
He bounced out of the corner nicely shaved, strutting his new Gotland gray coloring. I would have never guessed that he would turn grey. Gotlands are totally amazing with their color changes.
As soon as Kajsa had her lambs cleaned up, he went ahead and sheared her also. That made it much easier for the lambs to find the utter. Kajsa also had a major color transformation. When she came to us last summer, she was very brown and black in color, she is now very silver.
When he was finished shearing we had four very large bags of beautiful Gotland fleece. Can't wait to get them skirted and shipped off to the mill.
Shearing is finished, they're good to go until fall. We began with three ewes and one ram. Lambing season is over and we now have two new little ram lambs and three little ewe lambs. Wow a flock can multiply rather quickly :)
It's been amazing fun beginning our adventures in sheep. I'd like to thank Kim Goodling of Grand View Farm for the beautiful healthy flock of Gotland sheep and the many hours of mentoring through emails.
Have a Wonderful Day!