and a ps to Vesta and Boyd. This is so uneventful that I didn’t bother to add it to Vesta’s post, but decided the fact that it was uneventful made it interesting. Vesta’s first born, Delta, was born backwards with the hind feet presenting first. There is no reason for panic or assistance (unless something else is a problem) with this presentation. This is quite a different matter from breech where the tail and butt present first and assistance is needed and panic is optional.
Hillside Holly has the type of voice where she always sounds like she’s in labor. She is loud when she’s just wondering what happened to dinner. I keep the pregnant ewes in an area close to the house at night. When Holly is in labor, she is LOUD in capital letters. There was no question at 11:30 Sunday night that Holly was in the process of delivering a lamb. I got there just in time to see
this pretty four horned lilac ewe enter the world at 11:50 Sunday evening. Her name is Holly’s Sunday.
A little later – Monday morning, her sister followed. Her sister was a little chilled, so I felt it was prudent to give her an sq injection of 20% dextrose and bundle her up abit..
She fit quite nicely in a sock!! and is quite nice without her sock (barefoot?) Her name is Holly’s Monday