The yearling ewe had her lamb. Being a first timer we put her in a pen when we noticed she was in labor. We waited...and waited...and after seeing no progress I checked her. We ended up having to assist. It was a big, black, beautiful, ram lamb! She settled down and was cleaning it off so we left her alone for the night. This morning everything looks good.
Only three more ewes to go! The goats can feel free to join in anytime now.
Tonight, we gave the lambs their shots and banded their tails (docking) I know, Ouch! But they survived. I wanted to get it done before we put them out on pasture. They are sooo much easier to catch in the barnyard. Once they go out in the field it can be almost impossible to catch the little buggers. It's amazing how fast a two day old lamb can run!
Being put in the field causes quite an uproar. You never hear so much baaing around here. Where's my mom?? But it finally settles down when the lambs realize the only thing that has changed is their surroundings.