Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby Sheep!! (pic heavy)

Mel, DBF and I went off to Reaseheath today for Lambing weekend today

We had been stood beside a pen in the main barn watching this Ewe on and off for about 10 minutes and while we were talking about another Ewe she gave birth!

We hung around for another 30 mins or so as she was carrying triplets and the others had to appear soon.
While we watched she started with the second one but something was wrong and the lamb wasn't appearing so a student jumped in and helped her give birth.

This lamb showed no sign of life so they set to work to try and save it 

Unfortunately after trying for several minutes the lamb didn't respond and it was quietly moved to the back of the pen and covered up :(
The older guy is the boss and he told about another lamb in a small pen off to the side that had also been born showing no signs of life but had responded and with a little TLC was doing extremely well.

Because Mum still had one lamb to go she was caught and helped with #3 just in case

It's a girl and boy was she loud

A few of yesterday's arrival's having a lunch time nap

We got to hold a very special lamb.
This one was born a few weeks ago (story in the link above) and is very rare as it has two different fleece's!!

Just to prove it :)

We went on to another local place after lunch but this post is long enough so I'll post about that tomorrow


Alice said...

Aren't they adorable! The lamb with two fleece types is very unique. I wonder how that will work come fleecing time?

Daffycat said...

Oh, how precious! The photo with all the lambs sleeping is adorable. What a wonderful experience, Lindsay!