Our lambing season this year has come to an end! Camille gave birth late last Wednesday night to twin ewe lambs.
She probably had them while I was laying in bed, reading and listening to the monitor. I didn’t hear any birthing noises … or lamb noises, for that matter. I did hear Coco baa-ing every now and then, but I thought it might be because of the dog next door barking.
I soon turned off the light and as I was drifting to sleep Coco’s baa-ing became more frequent and had an urgent tone, as if she was yelling, “Moooooommm! Moooommmmyyyyy! Moooooooommm!” I got up and went out to the barn with my lambing box – just in case – and found Camille with 2 ewe lambs by her side. One was almost dry and weighed 10.25 lbs. Camille was still cleaning the 2nd twin (she weighed 9 lbs).
I got the lambs and Camille into a lambing jug, made sure they got some colostrum and headed back to bed.
Our 2013 lamb crop totals 10 lambs. 4 rams, 6 ewes. 3 sets of twins and 4 singles. The 2 ewe lambs sired by Ezra will be registered. The other 4 ewe lambs will be available for sale as unregistered ewes.