Last night our lovely ewe Mae had enormous lambs: white ram, 15 lbs, black ewe, 13 lbs. 10 oz. Holy cow! We had been checking on her around the clock because she was due Sunday and she usually lambs a little ahead of time. She’s older, and I was a little worried about her. I shouldn’t be, I guess! We checked on her around dinner time and she showed absolutely no signs of labor, and when I went out at 9:15, there were two babies, up, cleaned off, and fed. They were very nonchalant about it and came willingly into a jug where we did all the usual things and got them bedded down for the night. Not bad, although by the time I got to bed it was 11:30, which is way past my usual bedtime. But I slept well after all that excitement!
Chloe was kind enough to let Kate and her ewe lambs out this morning after the sun had really gotten up, so when I got home they were frolicking in the upper paddock with Persimmon’s ram lambs. Glorious afternoon. I am on my way back out in a few minutes. SnowPea the goat is in labor :*)