Friday, March 9, 2012

The First Ewe Lamb

~ ~ ~Caution: birthing pictures below ~ ~ ~

So far we've had a doe kid and a ram lamb.  On Thursday I did a walk around and saw a doe who was a little restless. Just as the sun was setting I walked back out to check on her, thinking perhaps she would be going into labor soon.  Instead I found a ewe wallowing around on the ground in the middle of a nice labor.  In about fifteen minutes I saw a little nose and two nice hooves.  Mama laid down for one last good push and delivered a healthy black ewe lamb.

Baloo, our Great Pyr X Kangal, kept watch patiently from about ten feet away the entire labor.  Once mama had the baby fairly well cleaned up and ready to go he finally let down his guard.

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