We got an easy one for the first birth of the year. HoneyBea surprised us with a beautfiul, large single ewe lamb last night (13.75 lbs). She must have been born in close to record time, as John was out there around 9 and nothing was brewing. I went out close to 11:30 and there they were. The ewe lamb was not dry, but she was all licked off and clean as a whistle; HoneyBea had passed her placenta; and best of all, the lambie had a full belly and milky mouth as added confirmation that she needed no help in that department.
After we got them jugged in a pen I made sure to open up the teat that our new girl had not found yet and I “borrowed” some colostrum from HoneyBea to put into the freezer for some lambs we have coming soon that are already facing something of a challenge. More on that later. For now I am just pleased as punch to have the first little one on the ground. I always feel that if the first lambing goes well, good karma is visiting with us, for a little while at least!
I will try and get some better pictures with our new baby after work today :*) And who knows, maybe Fuzzy Lumpkin will deem it a nice day for her big event!