We left a half hour later for work and I'd checked them and all seemed fine. We came home at noon and we found another ewe lamb. Unfortunately she hadn't made it... the mucus was still over her face. I'm not sure if momma got distracted by the other babies, or if the baby was born dead. Either way, I'm really sad. Our first real loss of a animal that I feel like I could have prevented if I'd stayed longer. I thought Beiste was going to have triplets and didn't pay attention. Oh well, life on a farm, right. I did hit the Double Stuff Oreo's to help with the depression. Tonight all seem to be good and eating well. The ram weighs about 9 and a half and the ewe is about 8 and a half.
Two more ewes still expecting. Hoping that Two (that's the name of the ewe) has no problems this year. Last year she delivered and had no problems til a couple days afterwards, when she had a partial prolapse. So this year, I'm watching really closely and hoping we can keep everything good. It's Sydney's first year (she was Lyndsey's last years grand champion ewe at fair).
The calf is doing great... 2 weeks old today, drinking a gallon of replacer twice a day and starting to eat some alfalfa with the sheep.
Tonight's dinner: leftover "homegrown" pork chops (shredded up) with canned tomatoes (not homegrown, darn it), black beans, peach salsa, swiss chard (picked tonight out of the green house), rice, cheddar cheese, sour cream and baked flour tortilla chips... Tasted good and only took about 20 minutes to prepare (and that was the rice in the steamer).