had triplets, for the 3rd year on the trot. But she wasn't the only one to give birth yesterday.
In the morning Carmen finally gave birth to her twin ewe lambs, though she took her time over the birth. From the first lamb being born to the second one, it took her 1 hour and 20 minutes. She was so easily distracted from giving birth, but in the end both lambs were up and about and feeding well. This morning they have all gone out into the field with the rest of the new mums and their lambs.
It was around tea time that Ariadnne went in to lamb and it was all over in less than 1/2 hour. The last lamb to be born was coming out backwards, but it came out so fast that it thudded into the rails on the hurdles. Three lovely little, or not so little ewe lambs.
In the picture the lambs are stood in the order they were born, with the first in the front and the the last at the back. They are all still in the barn and will be for a couple of days just to make sure all the lambs are feeding well, but on past record this will not be a problem for Ariadnne. We will watch her lambs with interest as they may be kept as replacements for some of our older ewes.
No lambs were born today, which makes 2 ewes overdue, a Scottish Blackfaced and Missy.
Perth Festival of Yarn, and a bit of dyeing
5 weeks ago