Wouldn't you know it - the lambs started arriving on the wettest, windiest day of the year so far! This morning, Courtney and Julie discovered a single new ewe lamb, born to a maiden ewe, when they arrived at the Lincoln ranch. Later in the day, Sami and Lara assisted Lara's ewe, Wooley, in delivering 2 enormous ewe lambs here at home. We probably have 2-3 more ewes that will lamb early (before the majority of our ewes start in mid-February).
I think it must have something to do with the changing barometric pressure - seems like ewes that are close to lambing will wait until crummy weather. Fortunately, most of our ewes are good mothers who produce a lot of milk and who take good care of their lambs. We'll keep a close eye on them during the storms that are due in this week.