Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lambs are coming!

Well, we're back from our field trip to Scotland and just about over the jet-lag. And right on time, Jewel, who Aimee says always likes to be first, is going into labor.

She first started showing signs a few days ago. One side of her udder "bagged out," then the other, last night she was lying down, refusing to get up, and groaning softly to herself. Her vulva is now swollen and she is taking herself apart from the other sheep. Any time today, she will drop a lamb or two, hopefully without complications. We're staying home and hanging out in our farm clothes, checking on her every couple hours.

Watch this space for pictures of the newborns soon.

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