Julia became a mom today
Driving home from the airport this morning, I got a call - "Julia is in trouble, get out here fast!" So, off I went in my travel clothes and dress boots, not stopping to change into my 'farm' clothes, for fear that Julia needed me. I got there, and changed into some spare rubber boots and pulled an old tattered coverall over my good clothes. By the time I got up the hill to see what was going on, Julia was making motherly sheep noises and licking her new baby boy. She only had one, and he was HUGE! He was nearly as big as the first set of two week old lambs, and he was spotted black and white. No signs of red from is Katahdin dad. Julia is a bit skittish, and wouldn't let us get close to her without running away. She is the one I have been most curious about, wondering what her lamb would look like, being a Dorper/ Katahdin cross, and whether she would adapt to motherhood. She seemed to take to it just fine. Of course she decided to give birth in the briar and vine patch. We wanted to put them in the lambing pen for the night, but decided to give them some space and time to bond for a few hours. Later in the day, still in the same viney spot, we picked up the lamb, holding it low so she could see it, and she followed anxiously into the lambing pen, safe for the night.
My name is Christy Franklin.