Saturday, 22 May 2010

!! First cria of the year!!

Carolyn has had her cria! And it was amazing! Carl and Sam were away shearing and I spent all day watching, hoping something was about to happen. Carolyn was up and down to the poo pile and then she started to do a lot of really serious straining. I went over to have a look and saw things were beginning to happen so beat a hasty retreat to the fence to give her some peace - but she followed me and proceeded to have it by the fence next to me! Amazing! I have seen them born before but never so close. Sorry, the pictures look a little freaky but when you are there and it is happening it is just so magical. At one point the baby was hanging out spluttering like it was on 40 a day and I thought it was never going to get any further - but it eventually did.


And here it is just arriving at 4.28pm.















These pictures above are the arrival - which took a while and they are the wrong way round but I still can't upload photos in the right order and I have to hurry to get back over to check. Oh - and it is a little girl who is now Westhill Sunbeam!
Brilliant!!

9 comments:

  1. Congratulations Rosemary, a female cria from Samson. Looking forward to seeing Sunbeam in the flesh.

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  2. Grey haired neighbour22 May 2010 at 13:57

    Wonderful news!
    A round of applause and a very warm welcome to Sunbeam!

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  3. Great News Rosemary, wonderful pictures no matter what the order well done. A lovely start to your birthing season.

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  4. Congratualtions Rosemary. She looks a real smasher!

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  5. Ditto the above.......Wonderful.
    Give yourself a pat on the back. NO! lots of pats on the back.
    Lovely pictures too.
    Life is a 'Wonderful' thing in any shape or form.
    Good Luck......! :0)

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  6. Lovely news congratulations Carl Rosemary and Sam it makes the hard times worthwhile oh and well done Carolyn

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  7. Typical the first day I don't switch on the machine and she has it! Well don't it's great when they want to share the birth with you isn't it.

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  8. Thank you, everyone! It is very exciting - trouble is I now can't wait for the next!

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  9. Pat & Dave27 May 2010 at 02:40

    Rosemary, at last my p.c. is working again, ditto the above, pics are brilliant.

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