Ewe-Ewe has been looking a bit heavy and uncomfortable the last two days, there was no news at lunch time or at 4pm, when I came to feed them this evening though they were already barring, which was strange, when I opened the door there were lambs to welcome me. Willow was a bit scared and confused so I took her and put her into an empty pen and left Ewe-Ewe and her 3 lambs on their own to do a bit of bonding, this is the first time she had triplets, she has 2 boys and a girl, they were a bit slow to drink but she is a really good mother, she does not allow them to rest and keeps pawing them for up and get a drink she seems to be carefull how much she gives each lamb to drink. I stripped her teats to get them flowing and when I came later and watch them each lamb had a drink, she has also dropped the afterbirth and placenta which I got rid off.
I am not going to intervene, I don’t really want to Ewe-Ewe is a good ewe, and a good mother, I will give her more food and let her get on with it, she is doing a really good job and they are alwasy better when they are left on their own, they make better lambs. I will let nature take its turn.
Willow and Meddy are very friendly so we shall see what they are like later once they are out, except of course Meddy is going to have to learn about the electric fence.
Going to check on them in a bit for the last time tonight just to make sure all is well both ewes are settled for the night, lambs are well, nice and warm, have full tummies. Willow is not in panic station for being on her own. mind you her tummy has got rather bigger except her udder is still empty, I do think she is lamb, lets keep fingers crossed these three little chaps will be all right. Will keep you posted.
Had sunshine today and bees were flying, hazel has started to flower and so has some pussy willow. Hope they will be ok.