Clarissa had triplets this morning! (She's the one who wondered what we were waiting for in yesterday's post.)
Lots more photos after the jump. . .
We've launched into lambing season at full tilt! This Katahdin hair sheep mama, who was the only one to have triplets last year, and her Katahdin/Suffolk babies—two girls and one boy, born first thing this morning—are all doing well and are bonding in their newly (like finished yesterday) bonding suite. We've had a slow start with nursing but have high hopes—and thankfully plenty of fresh raw milk and cream from a generous Jersey cow down the road.
That makes one ewe down and 19 more to go, barring anymore surprise pregnancies. So far we've had three. Who knew our strapping young Katahdin ram Edward could, ahem, do it through the fence? He also broke through 11 strands of barbed wire—twice. Thank goodness our big Suffolk ram doesn't have such lofty aspirations!
I have a feeling it's going to be a busy weekend.
The Daily Donkey 55: Daphne Helping Newborn Evie Stand Up
© FarmgirlFare.com, where it looks like I already have myself a little bottle baby, so my right before bed and 2am barn checks that begin tonight will be doubly important—and require even more brain power. Yawn.