Mom’s Sheep Pen

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday finds are from my Nebraska trip.  Mom’s sheep pen gave me some good photo opportunities. 

Sheep think it’s always “time to eat.”  These girls get fed morning and evening.  They always come running when someone rattles a bucket. 

Feb 24

Mom is getting ready to turn her first lamb family out of the lambing pen.  She is also anxiously waiting more babies.

Sheep are usually lambed in small pens called “jugs.”  When Mom knows everyone is ok she turns the family into a bigger community pen.  The community pen will have 3-5 families and helps the lambs get acclimated before being turned out to the general population.

Feb 24

These twins are not quite ready for playtime.  Mom says they like to bounce around and buck.

Feb 24

Riley is what sweet dreams are made of!  Mom’s dog is sweet and he loves to sleep on the couch and dream.  Every once in a while Mom has to give him a scrub-a-dub after he helps in the sheep pen.

Riley likes to ride on the 4-wheeler, but is afraid of cattle.  Mom was surprised I could get a good shot.  Riley was shaking so bad while we fed bulls she though it was impossible.

Feb 24

On a special note, I must wish Mom a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Feb 24

Visiting Mom’s Sheep Pen gives me an excuse to play with lambs, help Mom with chores and daydream about good memories.  At the end of the day I can give Riley a good belly rub and be spoiled with Mom’s good cookin!

Linking Up With:

Scavenger Hunt Sunday with Ashley at Ramblings and Photos 

Weekly Top Shot #71 with Madge at The View From Right Here

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15 Responses to Mom’s Sheep Pen

  1. Tamar says:

    Oh my goodness, they baby sheep are so cute!

  2. Stephanie says:

    I just want to hug these soft and cuddly little lambs. Riley is adorable too.

  3. Janet says:

    Happy Birthday, Momma Robyn.

  4. Oh my, there is nothing sweeter than newborn lambs…and give Mom a Happy Birthday hug from me!!

  5. HansHB says:

    So cute!
    Nice photos!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Happy Birthday to you mom!!!
    Those picture bring me back!! We had sheep when I was a little girl. I loved those little lambs!!! Great photos!

    • Robyn says:

      Elizabeth,

      I will admit; I was never a sheep girl growing up. Sheep are Mom and Sister’s project.

      J and I lambed out some old ewes the spring of 2008. We sold the weathers and ewes and kept all the ewe lambs as replacements. We had major issues keeping them home. They would get out and J would spend hours looking for them. We ended up selling them as we just are not set up for sheep around here.

      I like sheep, or the idea of sheep, more now than I did growing up.

  7. Kimberly says:

    Awww, such sweet little lambs! Thank you for sharing them with us!

  8. Sweet, sweet photos… your mom has such a delightful smile and twinkling eyes… the lambs are too cute for words… Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #71!

  9. Adorable a lambs. What is the red marking on the lamb’s back?

    • Robyn says:

      Good question, Christine. Many sheep producers paint brand lambs. The red is a painted number (some use spray paint) so Mom can tell which lambs to go which ewe. Paint is used as it is temporary. It lasts long enough to keep the lambs identified and doesn’t hurt the quality of the wool.

  10. Buttons says:

    Happy Birthday Robyn’s Mom you look so darn cute with those little twin lambs. Good luck on lambing they are so adorable we have never had lambs but have had goats they are not a cuddly:)
    Beautiful pics Robyn. Have a good safe week. B

  11. Teresa says:

    Happy birthday to your mom. This looks like it was a wonderful visit! Love those cute lambs.

  12. Candy C. says:

    Happy birthday to your mom!! 🙂
    I love the sheepie pictures and those little lambs are just too cute, so is Riley!

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