Yesterday the girls moved into the pen in the barn. I think they like it so far. When I took Darla and June out of the pasture, Darla got pretty upset. She still has the ram for company, but she missed her girls. She's settled down now, but I know she'll be glad to see them when they return to the pasture.
Purl is pretty rotund these days.
June is getting there as well, and she still has a month to go before she kids!
I crutched Purl yesterday so I could see her udder and vulva. Crutching is when you trim the wool around their hind end. It really helps to be able to see everything so you can tell when they're bagging up. Plus, vulvas tend to get swollen and red when they're getting ready to lamb. It's nice to be able to glance and see what you need to instead of guessing or having to put your hands on them every day. Crutching also helps the newborn lambs find the teats better. Sometimes a lamb will latch on to a wool tag and suck and not be able to find the teat.
My coworker lent me a baby monitor so I started turning it on at night just in case Purl lambs early. This is the most exciting time!