There is absolutely no doubt about it - Tup our last years ram sure produces.
Why HELLO there!!!!
Yesterday lots of lambs were born - Pink nose one of the tame ewe's had a little girl. Pink nose has hurt her foot so we are watching them both closely. Any rabbit holes we find Brent does cover over as they are very dangerous to livestock. May sound weird but we don't get many rabbits. My reiki master shared how someone she knows keeps rabbits away with intention and I've sent that our (and I'm sure she did too) so we get very few. BUT the neighbours paddocks are hopping mad with rabbits and that has been where our sheep have been grazing,
Our other tame ewe had twins. I've only just found out Abbey had named her Sweet Pea - oh naming sheep is not the best idea ever!
The lamb standing had only just been born and the other one tuckered out
But no she had triplets. The builder had just asked me if we have trouble with lambing and I said no.. BUT call is 6th sense or something I went down and checked on the ewe again and "felt" something wasn't right. Watched her do some heavy labouring and knew another lamb must still be a coming. I was not pleased with the time frame as it was 7amish when she had had her twins and now it was 9.30am. A long time for a ewe to be labouring so hard. She was stressed and her twins were baaaaaaing. Time to call the vet. But my favourite vet was not in and I'd have to call another vet to travel down from Otaki. mmmmm I went down and checked on her again and oh what a sight she had had her lamb and the placenta was out. Good mumma.
Sweet Pea wouldn't feed any of her lambs
She kept backing away from them.
The builder jumped down from his scaffolding and ran into the paddock as one of the new born lambs had fallen into the water trough It did manage to get out before the builder got to it. What DAY not typical at all.
Pink nose feeding her baby
It's the hardest thing knowing when to poke ones nose in or not. It's like breeding cats - one wants to help but if you just sit back and calmly wait nature does its bit. I only ever lost one kitten in birthing and that was one of Caro's first litters when I should of helped pull it out. I always get a "feeling" don't know how else to explain it but other empaths will get it.
We gave rescue remedy to Sweet Pea (see now I'm calling her by name NOT a good thing) on her sheep nuts and left her for a few more hours. But still went and brought some milk in case we have to bottle feed
I chose to top up the lambs with colostrum. They were hungry feisty little fellas.Good sign they are healthy. Watched the mums closely and they wanted their babies. The lambs are strong. The mums let them cuddle up next to the mums. So I made the choice to leave them with the mums. I still woke up in the night and wondered if I made the right choice.
I can hear a baby lamb crying so fingers crossed they all made it through the night. I'm off for a shower and then down to paddock to have a look.