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March 22, 2009 / Bo Mackison

King of the Hill. . .

. . . as Long as the Hill is Mama!

. . . as Long as the Hill is Mama!

Here’s a sure sign of Spring’s arrival. Lambing is in full swing at the A-Z Farms in Oregon, Wisconsin. Thus far, 167 lambs have been born in the last two weeks. 91 ewes have had their babies; 19 ewes are still waiting as of 8 am on Sunday, March 22.

Scoreboard: 28 single births, 44 sets of twins, 17 sets of triplets, no quadruplets yet.

13 Comments

  1. uphilldowndale / Mar 22 2009 12:26 pm

    Ewwwwwe soooo cute!

  2. Lori / Mar 22 2009 1:08 pm

    aw, that’s so cute!

  3. Gandalf / Mar 22 2009 1:46 pm

    Yum – which one is dinner and which one is lunch?

  4. montucky / Mar 22 2009 4:26 pm

    Cute! Mama doesn’t seem to mind a bit.

  5. suehenryphotography / Mar 23 2009 6:20 am

    Cute. Cute. CUTE!!!!

  6. Anna Surface / Mar 23 2009 6:42 am

    Wow! Lambing sure is in full swing. Cute little lambs. 🙂

  7. visuallens / Mar 23 2009 10:58 am

    Cute capture! I wonder why the little lambs have two different color.

  8. quinncreative / Mar 23 2009 1:17 pm

    Sheep, like cats, often have multiple mates, resulting in different colored lambs. I see a black sheep of the family emerging! Love the little guy standing on Mom!

  9. ybonesy / Mar 23 2009 2:03 pm

    Woah, 44 sets of twins and 17 triplets! Are those lamb breeders using fertility drugs or what?!

    The lambs are adorable, Bo.

    • Bo / Mar 23 2009 5:48 pm

      Nope, no fertility drugs. This is an organic farm.

      It’s typical for a mama ewe to have twins, especially if it’s not her first pregnancy. Triplets are not unusual, but quadruplets are somewhat rare. This farmer was expecting maybe one or two sets of quads at the most, but so far there have been none born in fours.

  10. morningjoy / Mar 23 2009 8:04 pm

    The things a mother will put up with!
    167 lambs! Now that’s production.

  11. ankush / Mar 24 2009 10:31 am

    so cute!

  12. Preston Surface / Mar 29 2009 9:13 am

    King of the hill is so cute.

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