We're still at it -- lambing that is. We are probably two thirds done, and now we seem to be in a bit of a lull. We had a really nice day today, perfect for having babies, but the ewes have not been dropping lambs. I think we had only three ewes lamb today -- a single, a set of twins and triplets.
These two bum lambs got a new mommy today -- Dr. Liz, who has eight of their cousins at her place. She is teaching her bums to drink from a nipple bucket. Yay! Dr. Liz! Thank you for taking my chores away (for now).
Here's a friendly little fella, just two days old. Isn't he alert and cute? We keep all the lambs and their mothers jugged up in the barn for a day, sometimes two, to make sure they have bonded and that the lambs have sucked. Then the set gets turned outside to another area. All the ewes and lambs are close to a shed and are put in at night due to the chilly night temperatures. During the day, they are let outdoors.
Sheepie-moms and their littles all soaking in the sunshine today.