Sunday, January 16, 2011

Patsy the Five Horned Ewe Has Twins

On the very cold morning of January 15, I went out to the barn to feed the sheep and check them as I have been doing every day now for over a month.  The last week has been particularly hard, temperatures have been well below normal, sitting at -23C on this morning.

If you have been following, you know that the sheep are brought into the barn at night and go out in the day.  They get oats in the morning before going out for their hay.  The ones with lambs remain in the barn, which is small and unheated but still far warmer than outside.

This particular morning Patsy was standing in a small corner there with two new lambs at her feet.  She is a good mother, not even leaving her lambs while I gave oats to the other sheep.
If you look close you can see that Patsy still has some snow on her back from the day before.  Her twin lambs are males, thus - ram lambs.   Patsy sheep also has 5 horns and sheds in a strange sort of way.

Patsy is a cross between a Jacob sheep (known for having many horns) and a Barbado sheep (hair sheep - thus the shedding, although a full hair sheep would not have the wool she does).

Read more about Jacob Sheep
Read more about Barbado Sheep

That brings our lamb count for 2011 to 9, with Diamond, Favorite, and Mrs Dark Brown Katahdin due soon, and Girlie and Baby Katahdin later in the spring.


  1. good blog..nice artical publishing by you...appreciate on you...thanks for giving detail..

    happy after reading your blog....


  2. Hi,.
    Allow me to save you the time of wading through tons of websites and sales pitches; ordering from Get Koozies (at is an absolute breeze.

  3. Congratulations to Patsy! :)

    I invite you to take a look on my blog as well on
    Cool Finder

  4. Its great looking picture having useful information,.
    juegos de Mario

  5. doubt has given me Some inspiration To succeed marble tile just so Thanks.

  6. Thanks for sharing such valuable information.Keep posting such great info for us thanks.

  7. lovely sheep, hope they are all doing well still

  8. Fantastic post, hope all the sheep are doing good... keep it up :)


    Cheap Calls To Pakistan

  9. I lost my car keys 2 days ago. I've literally turned my house upside looking for them & I was just wondering if I can just go to a pontiac dealer and get another key? I bought it from a used car place and I didn't get a spare key.
    24 hour locksmith nyc

  10. I wanted to know how to make Cheap Calls to Pakistan from australia with best possible calling rates and cut the cost of my phone bills immediately.

  11. Welcome to the best entertaining program from all over the world. Make Money Online with best investment in Hedge fund day trading with high returns on Daily Interest the world best revenue sharing program. Post free classified ads, play free online games, find free recipes from all over the world, send free sms from all over the world and make live chat from all over the world and also private chat as well to do it, so enjoy with the best entertaining program in the world.