We had EmmyLou lamb this morning and then this afternoon, Rose decided to join in the fun.
I settled into the barn to watch her progress, and June couldn't get enough attention.
She even started critiquing my work.
When Rose started pushing, all I could see were hooves, but no nose. And labor wasn't progressing at all. For the first time ever, I had to help! The lamb's nose was being pushed up instead of pointing between the hooves, so I had to use a finger to hold the nose down in position while I grabbed hooves with the other hand to pull. It took some work, but Rose and I got her out with no problems. She's a beautiful, dark gray katmoget. My fingers are crossed that she doesn't lighten too much.
I was also able to get some nice photos of EmmyLou's ram for a birth announcement collage.
I thought at first he was gray, but once in the light, he's definitely a brown-based little guy, so we'll call it fawn.
And the clowns of the barn couldn't be ignored. June is so patient with her "neice and nephew."