Here's a sweet little lamb and her mama during our recent snowstorm.
The first time mamas are beginning to lamb now. It's dicey. Some immediately take to being mamas and some have no mothering instinct. Very similar as to humans. The Farmer acts as lactation coach, holding the baby close to the mother's udder while I keep the young mama still. After a few days, things usually work out okay.
Good article about a "sheepherder's party" in Utah. Check it out here. From the LA Times.
Good week everyone.