“There’s a lamb” Jon said as we got out of the car. There it was right in front of us, on the side of the barn. Suzy was already cleaning him off, bonding. We watched as the lamb tried to find a teat and Suzy continued to lick and nuzzle him. The other sheep kept their distance, except for Kim who came over to sniff him. Then the donkeys started coming around. We kept the donkeys away and decided it was time to move Suzy and the lamb to go in the barn.
I pick the lamb up, he was still wet, and held him in front of Suzy as I walked backwards into the barn, letting Suzy sniff him and keep up with us. And she did, but Kim also tried to follow him. Jon had to block her from coming in the barn. I can only imagine she thought it was her lamb.
Suzy is a good mother. She’s calm, even more calm then she was before she had a lamb and continued to clean him and nurse him. She let me pick him up so Jon could give him a vitamin shot and cut the umbilical cord. The lamb looks big and healthy. And really cute. Guess the sheep are pregnant after all.