Snake Eyes, a two-year old ewe named by Lisa during milking season last year because each of her teats has a perfect black dot right at it’s tip (leave it to Lisa, who always comes up with hilarious names!), was out of sorts all day today. Snake Eyes is quite a character, a very intense ewe with a penetrating stare and perpetually forward-cocked ears. But yesterday she spent most of the day standing in the shelter, head hanging low, ears limp. We watched her all day for signs of active labor, and then finally late in the afternoon we found her with a broken water bag. We encouraged her out of the shelter and down to the grassy area outside the barn where she worked for a long time and finally gave birth to a huge black girl. Mother and daughter are doing well tonight, and Snake Eyes is back to her old self.

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