Saturday (3/15) morning we were greeted by two tiny additions to the herd. 1118 decided not to wait for us, and gave birth to a little ram and a little ewe. It appeared that one of the stitches broke allowing them through. And, miraculously, her uterus was also intact. Mother Nature worked her magic. We lured the three of them into the lambing pen that was prepared for them, removed her stitches and cleaned her behind with betadine. The lambs umbilical cords were soaked in betadine too. They will need their first vaccination and ear tags soon. The lambs were already clean and dry, and both were nursing well. It looks like 1118 is going to be a good mother.
Old nag is showing all the early signs. Her belly has dropped and she is separating herself from the herd. She walks like its taking all the energy she has to get there.
Connor and I put her in the second lambing pen just to be safe. If she delivers tonight, at least it will be in a clean dry pen out of the snow. She was hanging around the barn like she wanted to go in anyway.
Snow again. REALLY???
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