Veronica had triplets on March 2nd and she has made the entire event look very easy.
I am not a fan of triplets because they can lead to a lot of extra work. The chance of having a difficult labor is increased, making sure they all have enough to eat is usually a concern, making sure mom has enough food to keep up with the extra demands is another concern, and they usually end up being smaller than other lambs the same age. None of the above is true for Veronica and her babies.
I have always had a lot of respect for her mothering style, but she is really impressing me this year. She makes sure they each get a turn eating and when it comes time for her to eat, she takes them to a corner of the barn, tells them to stay and returns for them when she is done. She does this every year with her lambs, but I wasn’t sure how she was going to get 3 lambs to follow directions so obediently. Once again, she has done it and is making it look simple.
And as far as the lambs…they are looking fabulous!
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