I am a grateful "sheep mom" this afternoon as I feed Katie. She is growing as she should, bouncing, racing around the paddock, and getting in to trouble .... like any healthy little lamb should! She spends her nights with Noah, Millie's smaller twin, in a safe stall in the barn, and as soon as they are done with breakfast, they join a few of my more docile ewes in the paddock.
Sadly, Katie's mom is still not interested in her. We tried for three days to help her accept her new baby, but she just was not a good mom. That is okay though, Martha is a valued fiber producing member of this flock and will remain just that. I can forgive her ...after all she has given me a much needed little gift.