It's been an exciting but sleepless lambing season for us.
We have learned so much.
A big part of our education came yesterday with the last lambs.
Poppy went into labor in the afternoon. She was already with her best buddies with their lambs in the shed. Claiming one jug, she went about having her babies.
Only when the first presented itself, there was only one hoof with the nose. Not good! We called our breeder and she talked us through pushing it back out of the birth canal and straightening the leg out. Then pulling the lamb all the way out on the next contraction.
|He may not have known how to get out but he was up in no time!|
|And needed a little help finding the right spot.|
I must tell you, this is something I have never done, nor pictured myself doing. I did learn that there is no wimping out on a farm especially when it comes to birthing. You just do what you have to do when you need to do it.
They look a little prettier today.
Last but not least...
That we had twelve healthy jacob lambs
For gloves! Next year I need longer ones.
That we had an amazing breeder who helped us through it all even at 3 in the morning!
That lambing is over and we can sleep at night again.
That God allowed us to watch (and help) these little creatures into the world.