N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Friday, May 21, 2010

Halfway There

To say that this year's lambing has been challenging would be an understatement. We have done pretty well however and have only lost three lambs in birthing incidents. Those bfl cross lambs grow to an enormous size and have very long legs. I lost twin lambs after their mother had a bout of ketosis, She wasn't down for more than an hour but it must have been too much for them. Both were delivered dead with their head and legs back and that has to be the worst experience ever. Top that off they were both 15 pounds each. Mom pulled through just fine and is going outside in the maternity field today. My little blind boys went out in a mini field with their mom and a few others. I put a bell around her neck so that they can find her and she is pretty good at keeping an eye on them. Enjoy the photos


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