Yesterday was Rowan Kathleen's 8th birthday and I went to the barn to do chores. I asked Jonathan to call the Hoos family and they arrived at the barn for Colby to lamb. The delivery was not progressing as it should so Bill, Agathe and Emma went to do some errands. Olivia and I waited and watched, then realized that things were not working how they should. We went to the farmhouse to get Todd to help us. While we were in the house, on our camera screen (our closed circuit TV feed from the barn) we saw a head, but no feet! Oh my goodness, there comes a lamb! We raced back to the barn but Colby could not deliver the lamb. We got her into a small stall and Todd checked! Both front legs were back, the little lamb was breathing but Colby couldn't push him out. Todd was able to help her deliver a beautiful Moorit ram lamb we named Odin. The second lamb popped right out about 5 minutes after the first one and we named him Otis. Otis is Moorit with one fawn ear and is full of energy. I am going to attach some pictures of these adorable little babies. We are now waiting on Lyra who looks to be about a week or more behind these other two mother sheep. I will keep you posted as to when she has her baby or babies!
I took Declan to Flood Brook school to meet Darcy, as it was visiting/screening day for the incoming kindergarten students. He was a little nervous but excited too. He even got to ride on a school bus. My sister Bev went with us to Londonderry and I stopped and picked up stuff for lunch. It was hailing when we left Wardsboro to go to Londonderry and has rained a couple of times this afternoon. Its pretty nippy out tonight and I've shut the barn to try to keep the Moms/lambs warmer. Well that is all from Maybelle Farm for tonight. Goodnight from Maybelle MaMa.