Well, lambing has finally begun here at the farm!  Miss Lucy kicked things off at about 8 a.m. with a wonderful set of twins – a ewe born first at 9 lbs 5 ozs and a ram weighing 11 lbs 8 ozs.  They are out of Aragorn.

Around 2 p.m. Hermione gave birth to a big, beautiful black ewe weighing 12 lbs 9 ozs out of Aragorn.  She is a first time mama and did a great job except for a little confusion getting out of the pasture and into the barn.  She is usually pretty flighty so we are very proud of how attentive she is to her little one.

We barely had time to catch our breath, before Maibh gave birth to a white ram… a big fellow weighing a whopping 12 lbs 12 ozs, also out of Aragorn.  Although she is a two-year-old, this is her second lamb.  You may remember her from last year.  She did a great job and behaved like a veteran.
It’s been quiet in the pasture for several hours, and we are socked in with heavy fog.  We certainly hope that any of the ewes that may give birth tonight will do so in the barn.

12 thoughts on “Finally!

  1. Good start! I am kind of new at lambing ( third year) and I was wondering if you could answer a few questions? Why do you put apple cider vinegar in the ewes water? And what do you use to weigh your lambs?

  2. Congratulations and good luck with the rest. I love the photographs, there is something wonderful and so special about those first moments.

  3. There is nothing quite as precious as the first few hours of a new birth! I will be looking for more photos of the lambs. Great photos…

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