Well, that was exhausting!
Right in the middle of lambing season, the snow came in and the temps bottomed out. We did enjoy a few days of blissful sunshine and there was much basking in the sun.
But it was a stressful time for lambing on the ewes and the farmers.
Lambs have to be weighed and tagged and then penned with the mother for a couple of days to bond.
In 9° temps, there is a not a moment to lose if something goes wrong with a newborn. Mostly, the ewes are great stewards of their little ones. But occasionally they reject one for reasons unknown. When this happens we take the lambs to a heated room to bottle feed them until they are strong enough to go back to the herd.
But for some, the cold took its toll and we had to bring a couple into the house to warm up more quickly by the fire.
Blueberry did not know what to make of it at all.
But the lambs responded to the warmth and started eating.
And became quite the attraction for visitors. Who doesn’t love feeding a lamb?!
It is tiring work and we will be happy when the lambs are several weeks old and heartier.