Maternity ward...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hot Chocolate is one of the first lambs we received from our neighbour just over a year ago. For the last few days I've been noticing she's been acting strangely - she's usually right in the flock, but since the weekend she's been keeping to herself & staying in the paddock that borders the house yard. Definitely strange for her as she's never been that attached to us (not like some of my girls who love cuddles!!)- I didn't actually think much of it, but yesterday when I was letting the chickens out of their cage I looked over at her:
"What's that under Hot Chocolate?" I thought...

That's right she's given birth - our "little cow" paddock had become a sheep maternity ward. And not just one but TWINS!!!!!

The worst thing is:
We didn't even know she was pregnant!?!?!?!

Not that we mind - they are just so cute! We haven't gotten too close yet - we don't want to disturb her bonding - but all signs so far show that she's a good mother - she's feeding both lambs well!!!

I love the fact that they're not white - isn't the spotted one the cutest??!?!

Oh I can't wait to have a cuddle!


BoufMom9 said...

OMGosh! WOW! That is just adorable!

I guess maybe they hid under all that wool??? LOL

Congrats on your twins!

(ps what is in your water??? LOL)

Mum-me said...

Now Sunnyside Farm has two sets of cute little twins.

Grandma said...

Congratulations!!!!!! Aunty Nity was very excited to hear she was a grandma!!!!! Are the coloured/spotted sheep any good for wool???? (Sorry, my city upbringing is showing!) I should probably ask Granny, mind you she's very urban now - you know the coffee shop scene etc!!) They're very cute. Hope she continues to be a good mum and that they survive the rest of winter (I guess that's why God gave them wool - to keep warm in the cold!).
Lots of love to all
Mum xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Happy Sparrow said...

ooh! the twins are so cute!! what are you going to call them?? choc bud? chocolate sprinkles??
:) Love Martine

Cassandra-ann said...

OMG OMG Aren't they just the cutest! Twins must run in your *family* lol (sorry that was a lame joke)So what are you going to call them?

Sandra said...

Aren't they just the prettiest little lambs?!
Such a clever mama to have them all on her own and look after them so well. I sure wouldn't know how to help her if she had needed it!

Grannysaurus said...

Mayabe human expectant mums should wear thick wooly jackets so no one can tell how pregnant they are ;)
Aren't they cute? The lambs, I mean. What are you going to call them? Milo? Latte? Mocha? I like the idea of Baby Cino. Congratulations to everyone, especially Hot Chocolate.

Haf Dozen Reasons....... said...

They are so adorable! I bet your children are super excited!

I remember our children's excitement when we found out our dog had ran to town one time too many!

I wanna pet them!!!

Frizzy said...

Talk about a wonderful treat! I want to snuggle them too. Can I? Can I? PLEEEEEASE!!!!!

Duckygirl said...

How sweet! I think it's funny you didn't even know she was pregnant...hehehe. What a nice surprise!


Aunty Sel said...

Hey Narn,
They are gorgous!!! You really have a thing for twins!!!
Love to you all,

Skipper said...

Congratulations Nanna Renata! What cute little lambies!!


And I love the name you chose for your sheep. The little ones should be called Tim and Tam. :) They go perfect with hot chocolate!!! :)

Aunty Elysia said...

Awwww how gorgeous! I love the suggestion of the names Tim and Tam :)

They are sooooo cute!!!

Love EJ xoxox

OurCrazyFarm said...

Congratulations! What a splendid surprise! They are so cute! What are you going to name them?

Grandma Nita!!! said...

ohhhhh, my sheepie had lambies!!!
Tim and Tam is a bit nice for names... are they boys or girls etc???
The spots are sooooo cute!!!...its really not normal for a sheep to look like that is it??? =)
love u lots and lots
Nita xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

oh my stinkin' goodness! i love 'em both!


Mummy McTavish said...

Can I have a cuddle of those two little cuties? They are so sweet!

Kate said...

I've only just got around to catching up with my commenting, but I nearly peed my pants when I read this. How totally hilarious!! Again, we were there a couple of weeks too early :(

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