Countdown is on!

This weekend lambing should begin at Morning Star Meadows!

We are very excited this year, having bred our largest number of ewes – 7!  We have 2 mother-daughter pairs pregnant, which is always fun.  We’ve heard stories of daughters helping their older moms with their lambs and experienced moms helping their inexperienced daughters, so we’ll see if any of that happens!

4 of our mommas-to-be are maiden ewes, so this will be a big first for them!

Lambing is always full of surprises!  Last year we had to assist every birth – probably due to overfeeding (that’s our theory, anyway!)  This year we stuck to only 2nd cut hay feeding (no grain supplementation) and so we’re hopeful to have mostly unassisted births.

Visitors have been predicting triplets and quads based on the rotundity of the bellies out there!  I’ll just be happy with twins and singles who are healthy and happy!

Our lambing kit is packed and ready to roll, along with lots of clean towels!

So stay tuned for lots of pictures and videos of cute babies and nickering mommies!  Just bear with me if I don’t get them up right away, as 6 of the ewes are all due within a couple of days of each other, and I may be a bit sleep deprived.  

Speaking of sleep, what little I get will be gotten on a cot in the shed near the lambing pen.  Hopefully I’ll get a pic of that up at some point when we have my little sleeping quarters set up!

So think happy thoughts for us – stop by and visit sometime next week if you can – and pray that all goes well next week for our ewes and their babes!

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