Our herd before the birth of Sansa
|Thomas our older lamb resting after a hard day|
|Trying out those legs|
|Sansa at one day old with mama|
I bought two lambs and two ewe's. One already had a three day old male lamb on her and he will be ready for butcher right around Easter. The other was pregnant and just yesterday she gave birth! Unfortunately the birth did not go well and I had to step in and "pull" the lamb. After talking to a vet I had three choices, take her into the vet which meant catching her and somehow getting her into my van, having the vet come out which meant a huge bill, or trying to help her myself which many sheep, cow, and goat owners routinely do.
|She is so pretty!|
After feeling around I found the feet and head (praying it was the right head in case of twins) and began to pull the baby out. It was still alive which was a surprise with how long she had labored. Slowly I was able to pull the lamb out and it was alive! I wish I could have had pictures but my camera was dead.
It is a girl who we have named Sansa. Her mother is called Catelyn. Catelyn is turning out to be an amazing mother and little Sansa was standing in less than ten minets and went to nurse right away without any help. She was very vigorous right from the start which was a relief to see after the birth. I had to put a antibiotic bolus into Catelyn to prevent any infection. Both lamb and ewe are doing wonderful and little Sansa is adorable to watch bouncing around.
Here are some Pics of my Chickens who are always curious about what's going on at the farm. The black and white striped is my favorite hen. She is very friendly and whenever I come into the pen she follows me around and sings to me. I haven't named her yet so any suggestions are welcome.