Bramble Anna Belle did not want to come out of the barn this morning. Once she did come out, she didn't want to leave the small paddock surrounding the barn. Anna is the BIGGEST piggy at the trough when it comes to being let out to graze each morning...so I knew that she was close to lambing.
But by the time I had made all these observations, she was finally waddling out of the gate into the yard. I watched her from the kitchen windows and noticed her trying to hide from the flock, each time getting farther and farther from the house. Not wanting her to lamb in parts unknown and unfenced, I tempted all the sheep back to the barn with some grain, and put Anna in a clean jug.
By 3:15pm she had lambs in the pen with her.
a grey ram with a gorgeous birth coat.
And this is Carys,
my very last Bombarde daughter. I feel so lucky to get one more now that he is gone.
Being born is hard work!