We got our first new babies of the season. Twin lambs! MIL found them this morning around 5:00 when she went up to the barn to check. By the time we went back up around 8:15 they were up, and had gotten some milk and were cleaned off pretty good by their mama. That's always a good sign that both mom and baby, babies in this case, are starting off with a good relationship.
When we get new lambs, both baby and mother are placed in a "jug," which is a small pen, so that they can have some bonding time, get used to one another, and to make sure that baby is getting some milk. They will spend a couple days in there and then they are moved into a bigger pen with 3-4 other moms and their babies. Weather permitting, we move them out to a near-by pasture when the lambs are strong enough to be outside all day. At night we place them in a shed to help keep everyone a little warmer.