Our friend Michael & Vera’s final lamb was born a few weeks ago and I ALMOST made it for the birth…..I jumped in my car as soon as I got the call but 5 minutes later when I arrived he had already made his debut! His first time Mamma Penny Plum was doing a very thorough cleaning job when I arrived
About 20 minutes later Aldo was let back into the pasture to meet his newest charge Winston
Amazingly he started cleaning up too immediately
First attempt at standing
And learning to nurse – step 1 – find teat!
The sheep are still in the barn every night – getting them to follow when they are passing up tasty grass is getting more and more difficult!
Ahhhh – one of my favorite Vermont scenes
Next year I’m determined to make an actual birth!!!