Lambs, ya just can't keep your lips off of them
A first year momma had a lamb this late afternoon, 'bout the same time as Ethel had hers on Thursday. So we are at three, two rams, one ewe lamb.
It isn't unusual for first year moms to have just one lamb, but after that the aim is for two lambs from each ewe. Sometimes they have triplets but they seem to be more trouble than they are worth.
Multiple births are part genetic, part management.
Is it coincidence that both ewes had their lambs in late afternoon?
When I did dairy goats lots of folks swore that feeding times affected delivery times. And to a certain extent it would hold true. I would love it if we had all of our lambs in late afternoon early evening this year but we won't begin to count on it and skip checking on them in the middle of the night, or leaving for more than a couple hours at a time, especially now that they are actually dropping.
Ooh doggy, Dear Reader, I am totally tuckered out. So I'll just sign off here. The moon is beautiful tonight hope you get a chance to see it in your neck of the woods. It is full tomorrow and nothing is supposed to be done in the garden during a full moon, maybe I'll get some stripes done instead.