I don't know when the ewe's are going to lamb. Unlike the goats where I knew the exact date when they were bred, I only have a rough idea of when the sheep are due. I have narrowed the window down to around a 60 day period. My friend Stace posted a few hints on when one could expect that the ewes are just about ready, so I have to credit (blame) her for two of the following pictures. Can you guess which two they are? Jeepers looks to me like she is carrying twins.
I compared this shot to the one on Stace's page (where her ewe lambed the next day) and it doesn't look like Jeepers is quite ready to pop just yet.
Gardenia is large but as a first timer I'm sure she is only carrying one lamb.
This shot doesn't make me think Gardenia is ready to birth in the next few days either.
Jeepers spends a lot of time in a seeming stretch position. Maybe it makes here tummy feel better.
Jeepers. They look like Tribbles.
I think Orchid is pregnant but if I had to guess I would think she is closer to the end of the 60 days than the beginning.
When I trimmed Kia's hooves she had a bit of a tummy so I hope she lambs this year as well. Now that the goats have kidded I spend most of my days watching the ewes for any signs of labor. I'm sure this means that they will lamb one evening at around 2 am.
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