What happens when you look at your sheep in the morning before work and think, “Looks like we’ve got a good week” ?
What happens is that you get a text at 9 pm that one of the ladies has birthed twins.
Carina had apparently waited for the two hour window in which no one was looking and then birthed, cleaned, and began nursing twin rams. In a panic, Neve ran out with towels and iodine to take care of umbilical cords and drying off. By the time I got home the boys had full tummies and were ready to nap. I hustled them into a pen and filled a shelter with plenty of dry bedding and hay for Carina.
The white boy is called Harris. The black one, Orkney. This year’s theme is Scottish islands.