The last couple of days have been pretty busy. On Wednesday we had 4 ewes lamb for a total of 6 lambs. On Thursday we had a first time mom deliver a huge ewe lamb. No one was due today and I was looking forward to catching up on chores in the barn and in the house and maybe, just maybe – take a nap while my son was at school – ha ha ha ha ha.
Symphony thought I was rather silly for even thinking that 🙂
My list of chores for outside included – cleaning pens, ear tagging, banding tails, vaccinating, worming ewes, bucket brigade water to the barn considering we have had a week of temperatures below freezing with the nights getting to the low teens, regular chores, etc. I was in the middle of the list and Holly thought I was getting too much accomplished, so she decided to go into labor.
She had a very cute ewe lamb with little interference.
I finished my list of items just in time to pick my son up from school. When we got home we checked on the sheep one more time before we had to head into town to run a couple of errands – everyone looked fine. We came back inside and I realized that I had forgotten something in the barn, I ran out real quick to grab it and out in the field I saw Freckles laying down weird. I ran out to see what she was doing and sure enough, she was lambing 🙂 She had a set of twins,
and a girl.
I moved them in the barn, dried them off really good and after they were both up and had eaten I left to go to town. We ran the couple of errands that we needed to and made it back just in time to do chores all over again…where in the world did the day go…and what happened to the wonderful idea of having a nap – maybe tomorrow?