I hate to have to say this, but day two of lambs included absolutely no new lambs. Not one lamb was born today. But I found myself thinking I should take these two home with us.
We started our day again with feeding sheep.
These sheep know when breakfast arrives and they all come running. Wyatt helped hold the sheep off while I put the grain out. Even the lambs got in on the feast!
And then we went up and fed all the pregnant ewes, looking for new lambs as we did it.
Munch, munch, munch.
As we were watching the preggers girls eat and realized that there were no lambs, we picked out four ewes that we thought might be close to lambing. So we separated them from the group and took them down to a paddock near the barn so we could keep our eyes on them throughout the day. We were very hopeful that a couple of them would lamb today.
Isaac joined them to keep them all safe.
Then he had to pose for a perfect photo with his girls…
Good grief. He’s such a sweetie pie!
While we weren’t busy dealing with lambs, we decided to move the earliest lambs and their moms to a larger field with a lot of delicious grass and trees for cover.
They all ran into that field like it was the best place on earth.
Look at these little suckers!!!
So many good mamas there.
Before lunch we took some time to work our dogs again on the goats. Rico was even more amazing than he was yesterday. Maybe it was the little practice he had with geese first.
For a good portion of the afternoon I just sat and watched a ewe that we thought might lamb. While I sat and waited, I watched these two little fritters have a blast on this pile of dirt.
While the ewe was debating whether or not she should give birth, I decided to take Bender and Rico for a quick drive to my other friend’s place nearby for a forest walk since they had spent a few hours in the car. They got a good leg stretch and had a chance to be dogs on logs…
I don’t know any dog who can stay off a log!
When we got back to Trudy’s place the ewe was still undecided on the whole birth thing, but I got back in time for the lamb races.
OMG! How cute is that !?!?!?!?!
I waited a little longer for that ewe to produce her new lambs, but finally gave up when it got cold and some rain moved in. So I headed home disappointed, but with another good day under my belt.
I’m pretty confident that I’ll get news of lots and lots of lambs being born tonight and tomorrow.