We've got babies! Purl lambed early this morning. I found her twin lambs at 6:30 when I went out to feed. They were still wet, but up and walking around.
She had a white ewe lamb, and a natural colored (black) ram lamb! She's a very good mother so far.
Of course I had to work today (darn it!) but I dipped their navels in iodine and made sure they nursed. Purl's colostrum was so thick it was hard for them to nurse it out. I ended up visiting a goat-owning neighbor, who let me milk out a doe that kidded yesterday (but lost the kids). I gave the lambs a little goat milk, and then milked Purl out into a syringe best I could and gave them that as well. I was probably being a little paranoid, but I wanted to make sure they were going to be ok while I was at work.
They're both really cute. Although what newborn lambs aren't cute?
I wish this was in focus!
None of other animals seem to care much about the babies. I did happen to catch Cogburn mid-crow. At 5:30 pm. He's backwards.
Hopefully I can get some better pictures tomorrow. The flash was doing weird things.
Yay for babies!