This morning, I went back out early to check on everyone, and that's when I figured out why Miriam looked like she was carrying twins - this lamb was HUGE! I just knew it was a ram lamb, given the size, but to my utter surprise, it was an ewe lamb. Massive bone, and at 8 hours old Mindy was almost the same size as Aprille's 5 day old singleton ram lamb Donny! Mindy had a full belly and I got her tail banded, then opened the Judas door to the outside world. Miriam and daughter promptly exited to go exploring and to meet the other babies.
And that just leaves little Patty. I'm sure she's only carrying a single also; she had twins last year but she was twice as big as she is now. Then again, I think she may have a few days at least to go, but I also have been known to have NO idea when the girls are going to lamb, given how many times I've been surprised.
After the last lamb(s) arrive, it'll be calving time. 3 more cows due this month, then we get a little break as the next three are spread out over the next several months. Life out here is rarely boring, and it's especially exciting this time of year, wondering who is going to have what. And that's not a bad thing, anticipation.
That is one BIG 8 hour old ewe lamb! Momma Miriam is not a small ewe
That's Flossie's son Toby, about 15 hours older than his half sis Mindy - and she's a lot bigger than he is. Kitty Boy on the top of the feeder bunk watches all the fun