Pulling a lamb…

 

Hayden has become quite the helper around here this lambing season.  He loves all aspects of lambing, even when things are going quite right.  He has witnessed two cesarean sections that were performed on ewes this year.  He has stayed up several times to the wee hours of the morning, assisting in lambing.  He fights with his older siblings over who gets to help pull the lambs.

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Here, Fiona, was having just a bit of difficulty getting this big ram lamb out.  Tori is showing Hayden what to do.   I like letting the kids help when it is not a crisis.  Then hopefully when there is a one, we can handle it better…IMG_3727

 

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One leg out and untangled…IMG_3732

Working on the other slippery one…IMG_3734

Pulling…IMG_3738

Both legs out and we can see the face and if you look close, horn buds through the perineal area…IMG_3739

Free!
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Mama getting him all cleaned up…
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Together with his sister.IMG_3752

Linking up with friends at:

 Homestead Barn Hop,The Backyard Farming Connection,The Chicken Chick  The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

 

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4 comments on “Pulling a lamb…

  1. Pat says:

    Wonderful series of photos.

  2. Great experience!! Great pics! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ella says:

    Good experience for any young person, it is nice to see when children show interest. To get a good grip I wear rubber gloves. It is always nicer with happy ending.

  4. Amazing. New life in any form is always amazing and how wonderful that your son was such an important part of facilitating this birth.

    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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