Went out to feed and found Audrey at about the same state as Dodie two weeks ago - two little wet lambs on the ground and one placenta. Both are ram lambs and they are up and strong and nursing. The second one to be born was a bit confused and trying to follow his yearling sister, so I sent the flock outside. This gives me a day to get the lambing jug in place and lets everyone have a bigger space to get to know each other.
I am checking on the ewe and the new arrivals every hour or two, and the second placenta has delivered, too, so everything is going well. I had to help dry them off with a bit of dry straw, but it is a nice sunny day with temps in the upper 60's/low 70's, so no worries.
Unfortunately, the pictures are just not loading - have been trying for two hours, so it will have to wait until fewer people are jamming up the internet in our rural area. I notice that times of high traffic are slow as molasses - although why 10 am on a beautiful Saturday is slow, I don't know. I do know it is time for me to get off the internet and get some work done.
Our next lambs aren't due until late April/early May, so I can breathe a sigh of relief. I will be posting pictures of the new arrivals (one is a quite attractive streaky black and white) and of the greenhouse project later. Today's chores, in spite of the lovely day, will have to be indoor chores. I didn't get my grading done yesterday, and I need to do it today, and there is a pile of laundry which is quite frightening. I do hope to try to plant some garlic which sprouted in my fridge - don't know if it will work, but it is certainly worth a try.
I hope everyone has a productive, happy day.