Lambs!!! (the birthing)
It was miraculous to watch. God's design is in all of life!
I've been encouraged lately to show the good and bad of farm life on my blog. There was nothing bad about this but it's not, um, pretty. Actually it is just messy pretty! So if you don't want to see the real deal, you might want to just admire the sweet girl above and go no further.
Tiny got cozy in a corner in the afternoon. By dinner time it was obvious she was contracting. There was lots of pawing at the ground, laying down, getting up, and making funny faces.
We kept checking on her until finally a water sack appeared like a big bubble.
After what seemed forever, we could finally see two little feet. A quick pic & text to our breeder in Colorado who was so helpful! She talked us through the whole thing.
(I just realized I should probably disinfect my phone!)
And there's the head resting right on top of the feet like it's supposed to.
Another few big pushes and we have a sweet ewe lamb!
Tiny goes straight to work cleaning her up.
What a good momma.
In 10 minutes she was up
walking stumbling around
and taking in the world with her big bright eyes.
While mom & lamb were getting to know each other, another set of hooves appeared along with a nose.
A quick swipe to the nose and it shook it's head and started breathing.
Notice lamb one is nursing while lamb two is coming out.
That's a busy momma!
A few more pushes and lamb two is born.
It's a girl too!
Two lovely ewe lambs.
We feel blessed indeed!