Thursday, April 19, 2007

Now, WHERE was I before I was so rudely interrupted?
Oh yeah, Zodiak Lambing...

By this time, Zodiak had been pushing for quite a while. Although, I could see two toes, I could NOT see a nose and was getting concerned. I like to try to interfere as little as possible but decided it was time to take a closer look. Sure enough, I realized that the two feet I was seeing were HIND feet! With a gentle pull, Zodiak's second daughter slid to the ground and Mom started the clean up duties...

Big Sister, who has stayed VERY close to Zodiak throughout the whole ordeal offered her assistance...

Having babies is hard work! Zodiak takes a snack...

Lamb number one is working hard too! She needs a snack as well....

It's another GIRL!!!!

HAPPY FAMILY


I dipped the babies cords in iodine; gave Zodiak some de-wormer and water with molasses in it and tucked them safely into a jug with lots of fresh hay for the night.

I'll catch you up with Dream and Alice later today.... ;-)

5 comments:

  1. Yaay,
    You finally got to pull a lamb. I'm so proud of you.

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  2. Nancy J8:48 AM

    Catchin' up with Dream????????? I just love lambing pictures and stories!

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  3. Ah, but, Mary Ellen, at least I still haven't had to "go in"! (knock on wood!!!)

    I'm glad you're still following along, Nancy J. Do you still want Zaria's fleece? If not, I'll be MORE than happy to keep it. It. Is. EXQUISITE. And SHAELA!!!!!!

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  4. That Zodiak is a keeper! Any ewe that produces more ewes is just fine with me!

    Our Lacey is almost at full term...we should have Skit's first AZ lambs soon! :)

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  5. Kathy: I'll have to run quick and check your site. I didn't know you were due to have any just yet (oh wait...what day is this? I've lost all track of time with lambing here). Awesome pics, as usual Nancy. I can't wait to see your 2008 calendar! I call dibbs on the first one.

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