Saturday, 13 September 2014

Lambing Miracles

The last of our pet lambs Jemma has had her lamb.



I spotted her in the afternoon trying to deliver the lamb.  I could see the tip of his nose and 2 front feet so thought he would be out soon.  Sheep don't usually take long to lamb once the baby is in position, however Jemma was pushing and getting nowhere.  After a while I headed home and returned with my husband to check on her.  She was still in the same position and needed help.  With a bit of work we managed to deliver this huge boy.  Jemma was exhausted but was still keen to clean him up from her sitting position.



Next day both Jemma and her lamb are looking great.  He is the biggest lamb in the paddock even though he is one of the youngest.  She has recovered and seems very proud of her wee man.



17 comments:

  1. Oh he is a big boy, isn't he? Well done Jemma.

    Diana

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  2. Wow ! Wonderful family ! Mom and her baby look so sweet :)
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  3. How sweet! Lovely photos and so happy you were able to help mum deliver such a big boy.

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  4. wow! glad you were there to help her!

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  5. Oh so adorable ! Wonderful photos of Mama and baby ~ Happy Weekend to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  6. He's sweet! The miracle of birth is always fascinating to experience! Glad they're both ok!

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  7. Awww...thankfully you noticed her travail and were there to help! He's a handsome guy, and she's a pretty Mom.

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  8. Glad you were able to help with the delivery. He is a adorable!

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  9. Beautiful lamb, I don't think I've seen them just born like in your first photo. I actually kind of know how she feels, my last baby was 9.5 lb / 4.3 kg.

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  10. Oh my, they are both adorable. I am so happy they are both ok and momma has recovered..Cute photos. Thank you for sharing your post with my critter party. Have a happy weekend.

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  11. How cute! Luckily you were there to help.

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  12. he is a big lamb, glad mother and lamb are doing fine.

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  13. Oh it must be such a joy to be there in person!!

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  14. They look so cute together the next day. This post brought home the reason that the dairy farmers cut down on feed when it's getting time to calf. Even though I hear a few of them crying for food, I realized it's best for them hot to have big babies.

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  15. Poor Jemma, he's a whopper! Glad all is well :-).

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  16. He is just so adorable...glad you were there to realize she might need help.

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