One of the most wonderful things in my homesteading life happened just a few days ago when my sister and I spent a good 10 hours of driving to pick up four registered Olde English Babydoll Southdown lambs - Three ewes and a ram to start my own breeding flock! I will be adding one more ram lamb to my wee flock in just a few weeks when he has been weaned from his mama.
Oh, but they are darling! Like sweet little teddy bears with such gentle faces and little bodies! I love them!
For as long as I have had sheep., my heart has known that THIS is the breed I want to raise. It was just a matter oh how and when..
They were very well-behaved during the five-hour drive home. They never bleated, and mostly just stood quietly and peered out the window, sometimes lying down to rest for a bit and then quickly jumping up when a transport truck zoomed by. When I came to a traffic stop, I had to open the window to tell the excited nearby drivers yelling out to me that the adorable creatures in the back of my small car were indeed lambs, and I caught at least two drivers behind me taking photos of the lambs looking out the rear window. An adventure!
They are timid and run away from us, but are slowly adjusting to their new surroundings. They don't seem to know how delicious grain is yet, but once they do I am sure hand-feeding them some will quickly gain their trust! They have been through a lot in the past few days, as have I. Sweet little nuggets, I love them so. I am just deciding on names now and will share them soon!