The first sheep lamb to arrive yesterday. It was the mommy's first baby and she didn't want it drinking from her,so I put a collar on her neck and backed her into a corner of the stable and helped the lamb to drink. After two tries the mommy visibly relaxed and seemed to enjoy the feeling of the baby feeding...bingo!
The first goat kid to arrive yesterday,10 minutes after the lamb! It's mommy also didn't want it feeding and I did the same as with the sheep ewe and it worked too!
See all that gooey yellow stuff? I had to clean all them lambs and kids whose mommy's refused to come near them after they were born! I am so glad for the empty stables. I learned that new goat and sheep moms will abandon their babies very,very easily!
Another kid,a male. This one's mom knew exactly what to do and no interference please!
Seven new babies arrived yesterday and Cules got home last evening and sorted through the goat and sheep ewes... Eight goat ewes are expected to kid in three days' time more or less and twelve sheep ewes in the next couple of days also!
Busy times ahead,but loving it and looking forward with new found confidence after my initiation yesterday!