When I checked on her about 20 minutes later, the babies were nursing and the mom was still cleaning them by licking. The mothers will have to be wormed in a few days and in a few weeks the babies will be vaccinated. Their tails will be docked by elastic band tomorrow. The Icelandic rams will be left in tact, since they are naturally short tailed and grow faster if not castrated. The Icelandics will all be sold, except for Jennifer. She will be kept for milk and fleece, since she is so friendly.
The Jacobs get to stay for now too. It is hard to decide whom to keep and whom to sell. I would like to keep them all, but that is not the right decision economically or time wise. In the meantime, I get to hug the babies every day and that all makes it worthwhile.