Twin registered Finn ewe lambs by Vanessa and Jasper. Here they are 12 hours old . They weighed 6 and 7 pounds at birth. They are doing fantastic!
Vanessa our registered Finn delivered two ewe lambs this morning. We couldnt be happier. They are black, one has a "white cap" and the other white tufts on her head. This is Vanessa's first time and she is a wonderful Mom. The lambs were 6 and 7 pounds. Vanessa is a tiny little thing so I am always amazed how they can deliver these size babies.
We have on ewe left to deliver, then we will get some much needed sleep.
Our quads are doing well. One ewe that we call "pinkey" was a little touch and go for the first 24 hours. I had her in the house for most to the first day. I had to tube her 3 times and keep her by the heater. But by and by she gained strength and is now out with the rest of her siblings. Clover is doing awesome and
Our purebred Finn ewe Clover has been hanging on to her babes now for quite some time. My husband and I were both full of worry that something was amiss. But, this morning at 5am she delivered quadruplets!! All white, all healthy, a ram and 3 ewes. She is amazing!
When I went out to the barn she had two on the ground , she was having difficulty with the last two. We could see a hind hoof and a head..... Hmmmmmm The ram was tangled up with the last ewe. So we donned our gloves , got them untangled and helped her deliver them. It was our first time intervening on the ewes behalf and thankfully all came out intact and breathing!!!
We are very blessed.
Happy Spring Equinox! Although we got over a foot of snow last night (I didnt measure cause I dont want to know). The spring equinox brings us hope of the warm days and green pastures to come.
It appears Jerimiah isnt phased by the white stuff, it is just one more plaything!!!!
The lambs are staying warm by there Mom's side, still watching the three to deliver. Maybe they are holding out for the sun..............
Any time you care anything living being you take the chance of losing someone. Last night I did a 1:45AM check. I found our Registered ewe Valerie by the hayracks with a little ram by her side. (This is under an overhang outside a shed). He was a precious 5 lb grey badger just like Mom. Valerie is a first time Mom. So I got her in the jug, heat lamp, clipped the umbilical and made sure she had milk. All seemed well. When I came inside my husband (who had been watching the puppy). Stated I cant believe she only had one. So I went back out to the pasture with a flashlight to search for anyone else. Josie our Pyreene is a great guardian but has been known to drag off a lamb. I did a pasture check, Josie at my side and didnt find anything.
My husband this morning went out and unfortuantely found a little ewe lamb behind a shed covered in snow. She was limp. He brought her in and we tried to warm her but to no avail. It was devastating. She was a beautiful brown with a white head. I am tyring to get past this tragic event. We still have Clover (our veteran ewe) and two first time ewes to deliver.
We are currently in the middle of a snow storm, expecting 16". Kind of puts a damper any springtime mood we were nuturing.............
P.S. The puppy Jerimiah is doing awesome!
Thank you for visiting our farm! We raise purebred Finnsheep. My husband and I both have agricultural