It is about that time when things can start to happen, so I started doing morning lamb checks just yesterday. Today, all the ewes were snug in the barn except for Underhill Bar. She had secluded herself out in a calf hut, away from the prying eyes of her peers. I figured we'd have our first 2011 Little Country lambs sometime today, and I was correct!
Lunchtime, I found Bar with two dried off black Blettets, a ram lamb and a ewe lamb. Bar is a flawless mother. The ram lamb has leathery patches. So he might scur, he might not. I poured iodine on the umbilical cords, tagged them, checked sex and made sure both lambs had a hole where they really need one before leaving them be. Bar received some Bounce Back (powder electrolytes) as a tasty treat in her water bucket.