Kelly bought a Suffolk ewe from our neighbor this fall. She wasn’t supposed to be bred, but there was a slight chance and “surprise” she popped out two lambs in January on one of the coldest nights.
Her tiny ewe lamb only lived for 11 days despite us caring for her in the house and bottle or tube feeding her, but Rocky the ram lamb (now a wether) has been thriving and is a month old now. He broke his leg a few weeks ago, probably because his mother is really jumpy, but is starting to put weight on it now and is growing well despite his injury. We’ll probably put him out with the other sheep within a week or so, but wanted to keep his splint dry and clean while he heals.