Hello, Little Lambs!
We've been counting down the days to Good Friday, planning our preparations for lambs to be ready for the end of the month. Little did we know that Ziggy had other plans! Luckily with lots of work going on in the barn we're able to keep a close eye on anything eventful out there.
Two peas in a pod: new ewe lamb (left) and ram lamb (right)
Sunday afternoon Kyle quickly knew something was up when he heard the distinctive "mama" noises one of the teenagers was making. On closer inspection not only was she indeed having her lambs early but she'd already had two little lambs all on her own. At 6 pounds 10 ounces and 6 pounds 12 ounces they are a bit smaller than average but after a bit of a learning curve seem to have the whole nursing thing down pat.
Vincent "adjusting" to sharing the attention
So far the rest of the soon-to-be mamas are sticking to the schedule but most are looking very close to popping so our routing of checking on them every so often during the day and every few hours during the night has started. We didn't have any volunteers last year (what a surprise!) but anyone up for the 1AM shift? How about 5AM?
What a life! Oh, to be a guard llama