On Monday evening at about 6-ish another ewe went into labour – they like to schedule births around my work which is thoughtful of them! I went to shout James and get our friends and when I came back another lamb had been born.
Here she is just born
The ewe is a very devoted and diligent mother
While we waited we watched Mag and Molly gambol and race around. We were hoping to capture the second birth on camera.
We waited and waited. We were hoping to get a shot of the next lamb being born. Nothing happened. Finally we rang the shepherd, our friend Andrew, and he recommended getting the ewe into a pen in the shelter and having a look inside (!). I lured her in by dragging the lamb inside. And then I proceeded to put my hand inside the ewe to try and workout what was going on. I found two feet and a head so started to gently pull and then out popped another tiny lamb.
Both lambs were fine, but didn’t seem to be getting much milk so I gave them colostrum a couple of times that evening and the next day. I am now supplementing their mum’s milk with some bottle feeding as well.
We didn’t get any photos of the second lamb being born, but here are the two little ewe lambs and their mum the next day