Woke up this morning to find our two “mothers-to-be” resting near the hay pile. I wasn’t in too big of a hurry to rush down, but the kids couldn’t help themselves and wanted to visit the lambs.
But then one of them came up to say that something was hanging out of the back of Bindi, so I walked down to find that she was losing her mucus plug. Now from what I’ve read, this can mean an impending delivery in anywhere from 2 to 24 hours! Not much of a help as a finding on its own, however combining that with the fact that she was now lying far from the hay pile and not very interested in eating, we decided that perhaps she’s getting close!Our first task was to turn Roxanne and her lamb out with the others. She happily accommodated our request:
After the lamb had a bit of a bop from Molly, they seemed to fit in just fine with the rest of the flock, thankfully!Next we had to somehow get Bindi into the labor and delivery pen. Since I’m on my own today (Roy’s at work), I wanted to have her somewhat confined in case she needed some help, as this is her first lambing. Bindi loves to stick close to Millie, so unfortunately it wasn’t that easy to try to herd her into the confined area, and we didn’t want to chase massively pregnant ewes around the field all morning – so out came the grain bucket. That was enough to lure her close enough to grab a horn and slip on a halter and lead her into the pen.
So, now we begin the wait, hoping for another set of gorgeous twins! We’ll keep you posted!