Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Contest: Guess the ewe lamb's weight

It was so much fun having everyone guess the little doeling's weight last month that I'm going to do it for the Shetland ewe lamb. Here are a few hints. She weighs a lot more than the little doeling weighed! In fact, she weighs more than either doeling at a month of age, which I find fascinating since their adult weights will probably be within about 10-20% of each other. For those of you who know nothing about Shetlands, I will also add that she is well under 10 pounds. We weighed her when she was one day old, so she had already sucked down a good amount of mama's milk at that point. Of course, she'd also been going potty, so maybe the milk consumption doesn't matter much. Make your guesses in pounds and ounces.

And the prize is ... your choice of either five ounces of Shetland roving or a four-ounce bottle of my massage oil. If you choose the roving, you can choose between white, black, gray, and marbled black and white (from a spotted ewe). If you choose the massage oil, you can choose from among the many fragrances that I have available.

Deadline for entering the contest is Thursday at midnight central daylight time zone. Winner will be posted Friday.

16 comments:

DangAndBlast! said...

7lb9oz. They're so cute! My sister wants to raise goats... I love the idea. (She's in rural Virginia; I'm in central Houston, so less of an option for me!)

SkippyMom said...

I am going to guess my littlest's weight [out of 6] 5 lbs 15 oz.

I am sure she is heavier, but I am feeling lucky :)

Anonymous said...

I'll take a wild guess here and go with......5 lbs. 10. 0z.

It is hard to think of a number! My mind keeps thinking Suffolk!

Whatever the weight, she is really cute!

WG4

Tammy said...

I'm going to guess 6 lbs 3 oz. :-)
Tammy

Michelle said...

Hmm, do I go heavier or lighter than DangAndBlast? I'm going to go a WEE bit lighter: 7 lbs. 7 oz. So strange to be reading about new Shetland lambs NOW!

kstrating said...

Hmmm, I'm guessing 7 lbs 3 oz. Shot in the dark.

Abiga/Karen said...

Well, just guessing 7lbs for no reason whatsoever......except I want to win.

Shula said...

6lbs 9oz for my guess which was my average lamb weight this year.

Nadine said...

6 pounds 8 ounces. We'll see how far that guess gets me :-)

Cricket said...

I wonder if it is everyone's first inclination to guess their own kid's weights at birth?

That's what I'm doing. 8 pounds 6.6 ounces. On the button. I know it's probably too much, but I can't help myself. And my other daughter was teetering on 9 pounds, so that's not an option.

J. M. Strother said...

8 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces. I have no idea, actually, but that's my shot in the dark.

I just gave you the Kreative Blogger Award, by the way. You can pick it up here:
http://www.jmstrother.com/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=1&postId=285

You're job it to pass it on to seven other creative bloggers that deserve recognition. Oh, and I hope you like mysteries. ;)
~jon

doctorjen said...

6 lbs 11 oz.

So a patient of mine just brought me a fleece from her son's 4-H lamb. I have no idea where to start with it - can I make roving from it at home, or what?

Cintia said...

6 pounds 1 oz

melanie said...

Not to be left out...I guess 7 lbs. 4 oz.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

I will guess 8 lbs 1.1 oz. I am really terrible with ages and weights but I'll join in the fun anyway!

Congrats on the new little cutie and thanks for the contest.

Deborah said...

doctorjen, the first thing you should do with the fleece is wash it several times in very, very hot water. We turn up the water heater as high as it will go, fill the washing machine, add dish soap (we use Palmolive), let it agitate long enough to mix up, THEN add the fleece. You never want it to agitate with the fleece in there, or it will felt and make a big mess. After it's soaked about 20-30 minutes, you move the machine to spin, let it spin out and start over again. After 4-6 washes, the water should look clean, then rinse a couple times, doing it the same way as washing, but don't use the soap. Air dry. Then card it, then use it for felting, spinning, or whatever craft project you have.

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