Things don’t always go just perfectly.
Lambs 6 & 7 were birthed easily and quickly on March 11. The first Spot Hollow Ace lambs look good!
Patchwork Scooter – 4 horned ram
He’s a blue eyed boy with a great fleece
His twin brother, Polka (dots) is another four horned blue eyed boy
Lamb 8’s picture won’t be shared. St. Jude’s Sissy had the “look” on March 10. After a bit she wandered off to be alone. Labor started but there was no water bag. This is often an indication of a breech birth (although there are other worse case scenarios). Sissy is a friendly ewe who doesn’t mind me being around her. I was able to do a quick exam while she was laying down. Definitely not feet first as would be the optimal delivery. I went to get gloves and hollered at Dave to be around in case I needed him. By the time I got back (2 minutes), the delivery was in process. Sissy delivered on her own. Lambing keeps me humble and reminds me that I haven’t seen everything even after 23 years. The sac was so thick and opaque that I wasn’t really sure there was a lamb in there until I opened it. Sissy, great mother that she is, was working hard to clean and revive her baby. From the looks, the lamb died before labor started. Baby 9 probably instigated labor.
Happily, she delivered baby 9 shortly after.
Meet Patchwork Sterling – St. Jude’s Sissy x Kenleigh’s Casanova.
I didn’t have breeding date for Sweetgrass Gavotte. She’s been huge forever! Early morning check on 3/12 found her with two cleaned, up and nursing lambs sired by Spot Hollow Ace.
Patchwork Minstrel – 4 horned ram
Patchwork Allegra – 4 horned ewe.