Cubby went out about seven this morning to shoot some more of the wretched rabbits and discovered those two baby boys there lying on the frozen ground with their mother. They had been born very recently, which was lucky for them because it was 20 degrees outside.
A. carried them into the shed he had prepared for them and put a small space heater in there to help out the smaller, weaker lamb. After a couple of hours drying out in the hay, he was up and nursing with his brother. Mother and babies were out this afternoon, grazing and nursing, respectively.
Cubby is very excited because he chose market lamb as one of his 4-H projects this year, and one of those boys there will probably be his show lamb.
There's one other ewe that looks pretty close to lambing, but we hope she holds off until it's not in the teens at night. We'll see.
So. Anyone remember Current Lamb Count? Here it is, after many years lamb-less.
Current Lamb Count: Two--two boys, no girls. And an unknown number of ewes left to deliver.