Finally - a normal day of lambing! We had 3 sets of twins and two singles today. We moved them to a new paddock this afternoon (in preparation for tomorrow's Sierra CRAFT Lambing School), and everyone did just fine.
I am very fortunate to have several very good border collies. New mothers are the most difficult sheep to move, but Mo and Taff did a great job today.
We finished our work by about 4:30 this afternoon. For the first time this lambing season, I was able to sit and enjoy our new lambs. They are starting to form "gangs" - they terrorize their mothers and bounce around playing with each other.
We don't have results from UCD yet, but the combination of Vitamin E/Selenium and LA200 injections seem to be helping. I'll actually get 6-8 hours of sleep tonight!
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