Pigs are growing and gaining
Lost one of the triplets at 3 days old. Looked like she was doing fine but found her dead when I went out to feed. It looked like she was holding her own at feeding time, but first 3 or 4 days always seem to be the most critical.
Two ewe lambs were born on the 14th, both are doing fine.
I went out to feed early on Tuesday, saw ewe with blood on her legs and tail, but she was not in labor, was really hoping she was not going to have any problems since I had company coming. I kept watching her while I was doing chores, she was up and eating, still no sign of labor. After I was done, I parked the Kubota next to the stock trailer and went back to close the gate. When I came back past the trailer don't know why but I looked down at the tires. Tucked in behind the tires I found a little white tail wagging away, this was 20 feet outside the sheep's pen. I put the ewe in a small pen with the new lamb for a few hours, looks like she only had one ram lamb, and it is doing fine.
And this morning before company was leaving there are now 2 more, so lamb count is now at 7.
And we are back to another week of summer temperatures, after last week mostly in the upper 70's yesterday and today are back to the 90's.
The Shetland rams are getting anxious for me to open their gates and put in the ewes, waiting for the first of November to breed the older ewes. They yearlings are already in with the new ram, seems he is fickle and has a new girl friend every day.