Remember the smiling girls? They have lambs! I was a little stressed about leaving last weekend to go camping because they were looking awfully close. Luckily, they waited until I got home. As soon as we pulled in I went to the barn to check on them and give them a little bit of food. Rae-Ann came over and ate but Althea went in the opposite direction, to the corner of the barn – a pretty good indication that lambs are on their way. Then nothing happened – not good! I caught her up and evaluated the situation and decided to get my husband so that I could pull the lambs. The first lamb was an adorable ewe lamb. I went back to check for a second lamb and couldn’t find one, so I left her alone for a little while. When I came back there was a very small, dead lamb and a big pile of goo. It looks like this lamb died a few weeks ago and I am guessing that is what caused problems for the other lamb. I am so glad that Althea and her ewe lamb are ok.
She is so cute…
and so friendly.
Her poor mother is not happy that she likes to be scratched and petted and loved on. My son has named her Annie.
Shortly after helping Althea, Rae-Ann started pawing at the ground. She continued to paw and paw and paw. I checked on her through the night and still nothing was happening. When she still hadn’t gone into labor the next day I caught her up and found that she had problems. I couldn’t find the feet of the lamb anywhere and she wasn’t holding still for me to help her out. So, I ran to the house and called a neighbor. She arrived within minutes and assessed the situation with me. Both lambs were trying to come out at the same time and both had their feet behind them! She chose one to come out first and found the feet. They were both big boys with very big heads.
Rae-Ann was relieved to have them on the ground and told us to go away 🙂
Jacobs are supposed to have black patches around their eyes and they look a little funny when they are missing. They are both growing on me though.
Thanks for waiting for us to get home girls!
They probably waited for you to get home 🙂 Pretty lambs. Let’s see, your lambing season started in January and ended in July and now you’ve just barely finished up lambing in time to put the breeding groups together 😀
I know you are secretly jealous 😉 We have had lambs in January, February, March, April, May, and July! Not a lambing season that I want to repeat – EVER!
Little Annie is such a sweetheart. I can’t imagine such a long lambing season! We had 35 lambs in 2 1/2 weeks, which is perfect for me. I love Rae Ann with her tongue sticking out. I get a lot of crazy looking sheep pics like that, and one of these days I’ll post a few!
S…all I can say is OMG!!! Do you think that hot weather stressed them for the mis-presentations?? Okay….I can’t wait to see them!
I LOVE that picture of RaeAnn sticking her tongue out. I see my Google reader has not been updating your posts either, I was 3 posts behind.
Your camping trip is the kind of trip I still remember enjoying as a child with my parents and grandparents.The sights and smells and good feelings still come to mind frequently…so will your son’s memories of these precious times. Happy, happy summer AND new lambs, good times!
I’m so glad your ewes and three lambs made it. I don’t know what mateings you plan to make this Fall, but I would love to see some lambs out of Rae-Ann and Junior. Since she had ram lambs this time maybe she will have ewe lambs next time.
You sure do stay busy, but I guess I did too when I was young.
Adorable! We have been enjoying the lambs in our paddocks this spring. But it’s so hard when the stock agent takes them away!