Our 2015 lambing season has started out strong. Four ewes have birthed 6 healthy lambs, two singles and two sets of twins. I stepped out into the barn the other day to TRY and get some pictures to share.
This is our first lamb born this year. A healthy ram lamb born to Mini Mumps, her first time lambing. She had the lamb all by herself. He is a VERY big lamb and loves jumping on his mom's back.
I find it SO difficult to capture still pictures of lambs this age! I must need a better action camera. Here are two sets of twins. The two darker lambs on the left are twin ram lambs, born to 3. The white blurs on the right are twins, one ewe one ram, born to Bixler's Girlfriend.
One of the darker ram lambs is featured here. He is doing much better from when we found him the first night.
Almost a still shot of some of the babies but my elbow was bumped.......
BIXLER'S GIRLFRIEND! Can't you see I am trying to take some pictures?
She wanted me to take a picture of her better side. Bixler's Girlfriend is very affectionate, a great mother, and a camera hog.
Mini Mumps on the right inspecting the two sets of twins, wondering when they might take a nap.
3 requesting that the children take a break for five minutes so the mothers can have a rest.
Motherhood is exhausting, 3 does not seem amused.
This is a ewe lamb born to Amber; this is Amber's first lamb. She is only a few days old and is not quite sturdy enough on her legs to play with her older cousins.
The night she was born was -17 degrees. I was out in the barn helping with her birth and as her mother and I were trying to dry her off the amniotic fluid was freezing to her wool. It was an easy decision to bring her in the house, give her a little colostrum replacer and put her back out to nurse and be with momma. Now she is going great.
This is 4. I have been waiting and waiting for her to go into labor. She is a week over her due date. The vet has told me that if she does not go in two more days we will need to induce. 4 has had a history with difficult births and she has me a little worried.
We still have nine ewes to give birth in the next week and a half, keeping positive thoughts for warm weather and easy births.
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