2024, Waiting on Lambs! 🤞 *Happy Thoughts* They're Here!😍

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Other 3 moms and lambs moved to the other yard with the rest of the moms and lambs.
3 of the 5 jugged moms moved into open barn area.
All got tagged and banded.
All ram lambs have been listed. Waiting a few weeks to decide on ewes when I decide on adult ewes.
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Oldest, Sugar, slowly working up on amount of grain to fatten back up.
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And one idiot ewe making pointless choices...
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To top it off, did you know sheep can get cast whilst lambing?? Wtf?!? Was filming the birth and suddenly she rolled over and couldn't roll back over. Omg!
Yes, had a ewe lamb at night on a hillside. In morning found her still alive but lamb partially out was dead. Pulled it and fund another newborn hiding. Apparently she cast herself with second lamb. Got her up the hill and into barn but she was very sore and gimpy for several days.
 

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He's 9.99#. Mom is pretty small, so that's a big lamb, but big for regular ewes, too.
And I was wrong, he also has agouti markings on the face! Too bad he's a ram, won't keep him.
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More bad news. One of Sugar's rams is sickly. Will euth tonight if no improvement. I hate this year. And the wind won't stop blowing! Ffs.
 
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