Friday, March 4, 2011
The best way
After all my fussing, worrying and watching, when I walked in to the barn this morning......there she was; baby number one for the 2011 lambing season. I checked at midnight and again at 3:30 am and nothing was happening. Gabby had her first lamb, quietly and apparently calmly, all by herself early this morning. She had a single little ewe lamb, who is already bouncing around her mama in the lambing pen. Gabby, who as you might remember is the sister of the famous Graham Lamb, is a first time mother and is showing great mothering instincts. That would be the best way for all the lambs to be born........on their own, up and nursing when I find them.
Two ewes were due yesterday and they are still standing and lying around, shifting their weight from one foot to the other, looking off to the distance with that "hearing voices from a far away place" expression on their faces. Gabby was actually due today, so at least she is abiding by my records! I'm guessing we'll have several more babies today or tomorrow. Stay tuned!