Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Looong night but 2 sets of triplets!
Well, we had a long night with 2 sets of triplets and a set of twins born in this nasty, putrid, hateful, exasperating cold WIND. Can you tell I'm growing tired of it? LOL. The lambs get chilled quickly and that essential colostrum is so important to get into them. I made those lamb coats this year and they are working out nicely with the cold weather. We try not to use heat lamps much but I do have one setup for the triplets that were born in the wee hours this morning.
I went out to check on the ewes and here under the shelter in the alleyway were a bunch of ewes trying to stay out of the cold wind plus 3 lambs in their midst. Two ewes were licking the lambs but only one was the mother...poor Selma, one of my best ewes, has not lambed yet but she had decided one must be hers! She has been baahhing for "her" baby ever since. I'll be glad when she lambs and she'll figure it out. But there is no way it was hers or anyone else's as I know how to tell.
I do hope you have a great day. The sun is shining....that's a good thing!