Really, I do apologize. It would seem that some of you last year were uncomfortable with the photos of Bessie’s nether region. However, it just has to be done. This is, after all, a farm where baby animals get born, and checking nether regions becomes not only a daily, but sometimes hourly event.
This is last year’s photo, taken three weeks before lambing. An udder that is filling nicely. Bessie was a first time freshener, meaning it was her first lambing. Sometimes the milk on a first timer won’t come in until the day the lambs are born. But with Bessie, it was obviously there far ahead of time.
This is Bessie’s udder yesterday. It’s hard to see because we haven’t had a day at the sheep spa yet, so she’s still mighty woolly. Therefore, you’ll just have to take my word for it when I tell you she’s just a bit fuller than she was in last year’s photo.
What I’m not showing you this year, you weak at the knee samplings, is a photo of her vulva. (I just know I’m going to get the search engines going with that word!) Nice, tight and black during last year’s photo session, it’s pink and somewhat swollen today. Meaning Bessie’s going to be lambing, and we won’t be waiting any three weeks!
Any suggestions for name?