We had a special treat today. Our new friend Jill invited us to her farm to visit some new little babies! Meet Clara! Her babies were born yesterday afternoon:
In these pictures, they are only about 26 hours old. Clara was so trusting and she let us pet them.
These are called “Baby Doll” Sheep. Baby Doll sheep were in danger of going extinct, but they are on the recovering list now. Still, only about 2,000 babies are born in the United States each year. Jill is doing her part to protect them. These two were born yesterday and last week another one of her sheep gave birth!
Today I learned that lambs are born with long tails, but they have to be cut to prevent matting and bugs. It’s too bad because I think they look so sweet with those long tails!
If you’d like to come visiting with us, please be sure to stop by Jill’s blog “Baby Doll Southdown Sheep” where you can read all about the lambs and even watch a video of the two newest little babies!
Jill is such a neat lady and I really enjoyed my visit! She also raises the best tiny pigs around! If you care to visit, be sure to check out her pig blog “Best Tiny Pigs”. Imagine that! A blog dedicated entirely to pigs!