Lambing Season

Elizabeth

We were out of town over the weekend but when we got home we discovered the first sign that lambing season will be coming soon– Elizabeth’s milk has come in! Normally the teats are tight up against the belly and you can’t easily see them. So far Elizabeth is the only one to exhibit this sign, she is also much fatter than the others. We don’t know if this means that they other two weren’t bred, or if they were just bred a bit later in the season than Elizabeth, or if they are carrying singles and Elizabeth has twins (like in humans, twins often come a bit earlier than singles). We never actually saw Elizabeth being bred but the ram came to visit on October 29th which means our lamb watch officially begins on March 24th. But in reality, breeding may have occurred anytime between October 29th and right before Christmas when the ram left.

Francine

Etta

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