I'm thinking Mother's Day is the perfect day to have lambs!
I went out to check on Elle and her girls, and Zanzibar and her big fella and saw Gaia in the throes of labor. We figured she'd go pretty soon, but I was surprised to catch her!
Warning: graphic photos to follow....
First, there was this!
Then came some laying down and grunting and pushing.
At this point I went to the house to get Lila who said " I never dreamed anyone would ever ask me if I wanted to see a sheep being born." To which I replied, "Really? Have you met me?"
Then, two wee hooves appeared!
Quickly followed by a black and white head....
Followed by an entire slimy wet body. At this point, Lila and I decided to go in and let Gaia clean off her baby. I was gone for ten minutes getting towels and the navel dip and when I came back found this:
TWO almost identical lambs, one Moorit (brown) and the other black. And they are BOTH rams.
Gaia and her fellows are doing well.
Just look at their fleeces.....