I had my first lamb of the year last night; she was born to Gretchen. I named her April. April had quite the start in life as she was born during a severe thunderstorm with small hail and some pretty gusty winds.
She is a strong little gal as she was up and nursing quickly. I love the way lamb and goats nurse while wagging their little tails. It is so endearing. April weighs 9 pounds! I am hoping she stays a solid moorit, but she may grey turn since Heathcliffe the ram is a moorit-grey. Time will tell in about a week as I may start to see sugar lips (white hairs) and white around the eyes.
This is Gretchen's first lamb and she is doing great as a first time momma. Very strong maternal instincts which I am very grateful for. Just waiting for the next three to go, hopefully in better weather.