|Wild Rose Farm #401 With Triplets & "Granny" Ewe #404|
We separated #404 off and sent her back out to the pasture, bleating loudly for a baby lamb. In the barn I got knocked down as I backed out of her way and suffered a bruised elbow, bruised ego, & a bump to the back of the head on the wall when I hit the ground ... it was not graceful, but I was back on my feet quickly. Sheesh.
|Ewe #131 With Twin Ewe Lambs|
Next up was ewe #131 with a set of twin ewe lambs at 11AM ... she kept scratching her bedding into the corners as you can see above. Then we worked with ewe #141 around noon. This is her first time lambing and she had a nice set of twins - one ewe lamb & one ram lamb
|Ewe #141 Following Nicely After Her Lambs To The Barn At Noon|
Meanwhile, in the pond paddock, Rambouillet ewe #404 - the granny! - had delivered her own set of twin ewe lambs. No wonder she was so eager to mother up the other lambs in the morning!
|Rambouillet Ewe #404 Following Twin Ewe Lambs To The Barn|
We let her bond with her lambs for a while in the grass since it was such a nice sunny day. You'll notice in these pics, I'm following along or leading while closing & opening gates and doors ... :)
|Wild Rose Farm Rambouillet Ewe #404 Cleaning Lambs|
Last, but not least, our #99 ewe had a set of big twin ram lambs in the pasture around 3PM. We had been watching her since late morning when she started to separate herself off from the other ewes.
|Ewe #99 Coming In With Her Twin Rams|
Tonight we also replaced a missing flock ear tag for #99 and we painted numbers on all of the new lambs to keep them straight with their mothers. That's it until the midnight check ...