Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The Lamb-cam returns!
It's "Lambing Season". Yes, with quotation marks and capital letters! Less than a week to go before our Gabby should pop out at least a couple of lambs to get things started and, if my record keeping is correct, the rest should follow in pretty quick succession. If you've checked out the Lamb-cam in the evenings, you can see that the girls are quite large now. This is the time when I start feeling guilty about breeding them. Even though it was a long (long) time ago, I can still remember how much effort it took to do anything at the end of pregnancy.
The bred ewes have been moved to a small field that adjoins the barn. From this point on, they will spend their nights inside the barn, under the watchful eye of the lamb-cam. Yes, after nearly a week of finding out, once again, that I have the computer IQ of a sheep, the lamb-cam is finally up and running again. I have to say, Heather, at MareStare, has a remarkable amount of patience with someone as handicapped as I am, when it comes to computer technology.
So, for the next little bit, you may not see much on the lamb-cam but what appears to be beached whales lying in the straw. Then again, you may end up seeing the miracle of birth. Stay tuned!