Mimosa, one of our shaela ewes, gave birth to twins, and ewe and a ram, 3 days ago. She had gone off her feed earlier, so I had a feeling it would be soon. When I checked her after lunch, she was licking and encouraging a lively, healthy little moorit ewe and an even livlier little moorit ram, both with white on their heads and faces. Sargent Pepper is now officially a father, so we celebrated with a round of treats for him and all sheep present in the barn. The proud Dad is pictured immediately below. Mimosa and family are pictured above with their first official visitors, Floyd and Lila. All are doing well as of this evening. Mia's 5-day old lambs Eve and Gale, pictured at the bottom, now look huge next to tthe newborns. They might look blase' in the photo, but don't be fooled, they are very curious about their new friends.
Jeanne Dukerschein loves animals and also has enjoyed lifelong interests in fiber arts, nature, and writing. In 2006, she learned to spin her own yarns and purchased her first Shetland ewe. Her poetry and fiber art, as well as her 20-year career as a freshwater biologist, carry common themes of nature, ecology, and