One of the new animal species we are caring for this spring are Market Lambs.
We got two cross-breds for the littles to use as a 4H project this year.
The pictures below are from the first week or so that we got the lambs.
They are sweet little things. I like sheep. There is such a peace about them.
Rose and Sweetheart the day we brought them to the barn.
Rosie before her bath.
after her bath
The next day. They are such sweet little market lambs.
August will be an interesting adventure for their precious caretakers.
Having taken care of these animals for almost a month now, it seems strange to think that we’ve never taken a project like this on before. It is interesting to watch and sit with them when they are calm. I have always had a soft spot for sheep, probably because they are mentioned so much in the Word, but now that we are keeping them I can’t help but think how much I like the animals. They are skittish, excited, curious, frightened, and calm all at the same time. I think I would be very ok keeping and caring for this species of livestock for a very long time. They simply bring peace and balance.
Have you kept livestock before? What is your favorite species and why?