It is a very sad day for me. I lost a ewe and her lamb/lambs. I have lost ewes and lambs but this was a first , losing a ewe giving birth.
She was an older ewe, one of my favorite Border Leicesters. I have been worried about her since shearing day. It seemed to stress her more than the others.
The girls came in this morning and said she was having her lambs. I went out to check on her in the barn where she had been staying, getting special treatment. I noticed right away that things didn't look right.
Unfortunately, I was not able to help her or the lamb/lambs. I won't go into the unpleasant details but it was HARD! I will admit, I did not handle the loss very well.
The other ewes seem to be doing okay. Most look ready to lamb at any time. I am going to be a little more worried now.
This is not how I planned on starting out our lambing season!