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!