New Lamb on the Farm.

New Lamb on the Farm.

We promised some sheep farming posts so here is one of the first lambs of the season.

She came 2 nights ago when it was bitter cold. She was also stuck.  We had to catch mom to check, as I was sure she was having trouble. I was right. The lamb was stuck. Lambs are born with the toes and nose coming out together, like they are diving into life. This little girl had decided to come with one leg back. She isn’t really very little either as she is about 9 or 10 pounds. She was too far out to push back and fix the leg positions. I wiggled and pulled and wiggled and pulled with mom pushing and we got her out. She is up and doing fine. We gave her a heat lamp the first night and then it warmed up. In the morning we had another little one born too. She had the lamp for a few hours and then was fine.

Just for fun here’s a picture of the snow we got today. This picture is across my lane. You can’t see it for snow.

7 thoughts on “New Lamb on the Farm.

  1. They sure are cute. Both are Rideau Arcott/Dorset crosses. They are quit good moms and fairly calm.

  2. It is great to read your posts. Thank you! I love seeing the wee lamb and reading about their births. It is great to connect with the spring mysteries of birth and creation.

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