Heidi's twin Icelandic ram lambs, one pure black and one pure white, like his daddy
It is lambing and kidding time. Both the goats and sheep are due. The Icelandics were put in with the ram a week before the other sheep. Helga had her twins yesterday, but today they are missing..not a trace. The raven has been hanging around the sheep pen. Actually, there are 2 ravens. They seem to work in pairs. Helga did not even get a chance to be a mom. As much as I like ravens for their cunning and yard clean up, I cannot have them gleaning the lambs. It is bad enough that they take all the eggs. Last year, they went into the shelter and took the potbelly babies. Now the lambs..tsk tsk. A friend with a gun is going to visit on Sunday. Apparently one dead raven hanging where others can see it will keep all away for quite a while. In the meantime, I sure hope the other babies being born will be safe. The miniature Nigerians are not much bigger than kittens, which could be easy prey for those huge ravens. But, Heidi, as most Icelandics, is a superior mother, watching out for both boys. She had them cleaned up and in the shelter this morning, safe while they were just new. Way to go Heidi!
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