I had a pretty good run there for a while, but seems I am slipping on the regular posting... This bottle feeding schedule means I am getting things done in bits and pieces only! Let's see, I have a little less than an hour before I go out there again, just enough time to tell you what's being going on around here.
We had our last set of lambs, so we're done for the year. They came a little early, on Sunday morning, with no help from us. Hallelujah!
A set of twin ram lambs, not perfectly matched but still perfectly cute. The spotted one (what is up with the spots this year?) was quite a bit smaller than his brother at birth -- three pounds smaller, to be exact. His tummy was nice and full when we docked their tails tonight, and both of them have gained two pounds since birth, so mama is doing a good job. One more round of hallelujahs for that!
The older lambs are growing nice and big, with the exception of the bottle baby. He is still tiny, despite regular feedings and access to the milk bottle 24/7 (contrary to the initial success, he pretty much ignores it, unfortunately).
We hustle every day to get the ewes on a fresh patch of grass using the electric netting. The way it was set up today, the lambs could squeeze through the board fence into the middle pasture. They held lamb races all day, with lambs on each side of the fence. Watching them race up and down with hops, skips, and complete abandon, is one of those things that makes it all worthwhile.