Archive for March, 2009

Lambs!! 2009

March 11, 2009

Lambing started early this morning.  Desana, one of our older ewes, had twin ewe lambs at 0510 and 0525.  She (of course) picked her favorite spot-at the top of the very steep hill in our pasture.  Both lambs are doing great.  They are now all down in the barn, where they’ll stay penned up for a few days.  Now there are 4 ewes to go-not many, but I’m always anxious-even more so with working full time again the past few years.  It’s quite windy now, and getting colder, so we worry about chilling.  I’m likely to be out a couple times tonight checking on everything.

 

Desana and her 2 ewe lambs

Desana and her 2 ewe lambs

 

Dark ewe lamb-born first

Dark ewe lamb-born first

 

Light ewe lamb-born second

Light ewe lamb-born second

I’m so thankful all went well-Wednesday mornings are very tight for us time-wise, and we are also having vehicle problems.  Mom and babies were doing great when I got home about 3:30.  Praise God for new life on the farm.