|Jupiter, born around 7 am, Wednesday, February 9th, 2011|
Our first babes of the year have started to arrive here at the farm. Yesterday morning, after seeing sure signs of impending labor in Jazzmyn, I awoke to find her with her very newly born baby ram lamb. We named him Jupiter after deciding to use Jupiter and its moons for our guide in names this year. He and mama are doing wonderfully. I have been doing regular checks on them, making sure Jazz passed her placenta (I had to pull the water bag out for her).
|Mom and baby right after he was born. Mom is still cleaning him off.|
|His first attempt at nursing. He was having trouble finding the teat, but finally got it and really went to town.|
|Meeting the neighbors-Chewbacca, our goat buck is checking him out. Everyone seemed to be smitten with the little guy.|
|The spectator's section. They were outside munching snow while I worked the Jazz and Jupiter.|