This year Sammy has produced a cracking pair of twin girls, both are bonny and were after a good feed from moments after they were born, exactly 5 months to the day.
Sammy however was not so well. She was fine the day they were born but after the first day was reluctant to eat, nibbling at the few nuts we offered by hand, but refusing any of her favourite foods. The birth had been ok, with only a little help required, so I gave her an injection of antibiotic and anti inflammatory for good measure, and we waited.
After 48 hours with no improvement, but now 2 bouncing lambs who clearly needed more space, we put her in the field next door with her sister Smudge, who had also given birth to twin girls a few days earlier, and had taken to motherhood like a duck to water. She was showing no signs of being anything but her normal demanding self!
Sammy carefully took her lambs to the top of the field and kept them separate from the flock, nibbling at grass when she felt like it and accompanied by her beloved sister. Smudge never left her side. They spent hours eating together with their lambs snuggled up in a heap or playing in the sun. After a couple of days her confidence returned and allowed her to ventured down to feed with the others.
A month later Sammy is back to normal, climbing the gate for attention with Smudge, they are always first in the que, and her lambs are just like her, cheeky and full of fun!