Lambing is underway!
There have been 10 lambs born , 6 boys and 4 girls. But with the births there have been deaths. My oldest ewe Snoopy(10+) died soon after a miscarriage and I had a preemie ewe lamb who made it for almost 10 days before she died. One lamb died and was possibly sat on. All of the losses are sad but the live births whether the ewe's do it themselves or the farmer (me)/local Vet have to help are joyous events. I helped deliver a very large tan and white lamb, who I thought was a girl.....surprise....she is a he! The mother's name is Fens and the boy lamb is named Glade. The vet had to come to help deliver a 2nd twin boy lamb. I thought the ewe had a more serious problem, but no it was just a very large and long boy lamb. If you see pictures of him he is the one with a blue fleece coat.
There have been challenges with mom's with no milk, short lambs and tall mothers, young mothers and reluctant mothers. Things are leveling out but I think I still have 8 ewes to give birth.....wish me luck!
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Mary Will Sussman