Tag: lambing

It has been a busy 24 hours (Part 4)

So while I was doing chores I had three new mamas in the barn with me. Next thing I knew there was a 4th ewe in the barn. Tinkerbell had let herself in. I have no idea how she got in. Maybe she jumped the gate or crawled under it. But one way or another she was inside and she was in labor. She wanted to have her baby inside! She had a nice big 10 lb girl, Wendy. Four births in 24 hours. Another busy day for Spaulding 5 months ago!

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It has been a busy 24 hours (Part 3) or A Lamb With Mutton Chops?

When I got to the barn to do chores I found Bear cleaning off her newborn boy, Leonard.

Leonard is the first lamb I have ever seen sporting Mutton Chop facial hair. So friggin’ cute! We are not sure if he is going to make it, though. Bear is doing a Great Job taking care of him. The problem is, he doesn’t seem to know how to eat. For some reason he does not seem to have an instinct to suckle or swallow. Sissy milked a few ounces of colostrum from bear and tubed it into his stomach. I really hope he figures it out.

Twins for Pia

Today was ridiculously hot and humid. And poor Pia had to go through labor. She had a boy, Perry, and a girl, Pixie. They are both strong and healthy, weighing in at 10 lb apiece. Even after Pia cleaned them off it took forever for them to dry in the humid air. The girls barely grazed today. They just stood in the shade panting.