With winter underway (although technically it is still fall), the lambs are out in the snow, growing and having fun. I am bringing them in the barn only at night so the moms can get extra oats and the little lambs are safe.
We did have a horrid cold snap a week ago along with a good amount of snow, but this week temperatures have been warmer - I even got out with the camera.
Here we see Girlie and her triplets that were born in October on Canadian Thanksgiving. At first I had been worried that the black lambs might not be getting enough milk to drink because at first they were smaller than the white ewe lamb but after a few weeks it seemed the tables turned and one day I had to bring the white ewe lamb into the house and bottle feed her.
As it is now I am just bottle feeding the black lamb twice a day, the other black lamb is fine on his own, and the white one simply refuses the bottle but is eating lamb starter twice a day. She is now the smallest of the triplet lambs but is otherwise looking healthy overall.
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