Riddlesden Jacobs

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Catch up post number 4. So after the drama of getting Number 12 in and separated from Number 1, Number 12 had another lamb in the pen. Both of her lambs are gimmers and a good size. They were up and drinking very quickly and Number 12 did a good job getting them dry. We gave her a bit of help with some warm towels because the lambs were quite cold but she was quite keen for us to leave her alone so quite soon we did.

Our maternity shed was quite full. We’d penned Number 1 too because as we were walking up the hill with Number 12’s lamb I noticed some clear fluid discharge from Number 1 so we knew she was going to lamb very soon. Number 6 was also still in the pen with her twins.

We left them all for a little while and when we went back Number 1 had had twins. One ram one gimmer. They are both very small but fine and strong. Number 1 had licked them clean and we helped her dry them off. Both had been up and drinking when we got there and the little girl is a right little guzzle guts. She’s also quite vocal.

Number 12 had expelled her afterbirth so we cleaned up the pen, checked all the lambs and decided that it was probably time for Number 6 to be let out. Although not sunny it wasn’t cold and she kept looking and moving to the front of the p20160402_173552en.

Author: Jess Guth

Dr Jess Guth is a Senior Lecturer in Law. She blogs at jessguth.com She also doesn't really run - reallynotarunner.com

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