Noting keeps you humble than welcoming the arrival of new babies on the farm. We welcomed 5 new lambs (3 boys and 2 girls). We were waiting for weeks for Snowflake to deliver and learned about ewes having a prolapse. All turned out well and she was able to deliver on her own. However while we were watching her Lola and Roady deliver their bunch. I was so caught off guard I thought I had mixed up lambs with moms until they let me know I was wrong when I started taking the babies away.
We also welcomed a pair of doelings that are some of the most playful babies we have seen on the farm. Rosie delivered early in the midst of a April snow storm. Unfortunately, one of the girls delivered and managed to get under the fence in the barn and was by the main door. When I arrived I rushed the babies into the house to warm up. They ended up great but as a result, the second baby did not attach to Rosie and vice versa. She acts like a bottle baby. We plan on selling one of them and know she will be a great 4 H project.
Finally, we said goodbye to one of Vanilla Bean’s babies. He was a wonderful pet and am excited for his new adventure.