Saturday, May 08, 2010
Meet Chance's Twins...
Chance is a beautiful, fawn, yearling ewe. At 7:30 this morning, she gave birth to twin ewe lambs. It had been apparent to me that Chance was in early labor, yesterday morning. I've pretty much gotten to the point that I don't fret (too much) over my girls when they are lambing. But, I like to keep a close eye on the "first time Moms".
I did my last barn check at midnight last night and it was apparent that birth was not immenent so I went to bed and didn't bother setting my alarm. I woke up (with a little help from my dogs) at 6 o'clock this morning; made myself a cup of cappuccino and went out to the barn to check on Chance. Her labor had clearly intensified, but she hadn't passed the water bag yet, nor was she pushing, so I went back into the house.
I played on the computer for a bit but was having a hard time keeping my eyes open so I decided to check on Chance again, before laying down to take a nap. When I got back to the barn, Chance was cleaning off a striking, little, black & white, HST ewe lamb!