first time lambing assistant

first time lambing assistant

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Two more lambs born this morning

Things are really starting to get going now. I went out to the field at 5am this morning (it was freezing and snowing a bit!) and I could see a ewe with a lamb's head poking out. The feet of the lamb should come out first so this did not look right. Archie pushed the head back in and then pulled the lamb out feet first. Then I carried it into the lambing shed whilst making a lamb noise to encourage the ewe to follow. We then penned her up with her baby. Archie checked for a second lamb and said it was really big. Unfortunately its head was right back so it took some time before we got it out, but it survived.

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