Thank you so much, I'd actually printed that book off last year and totally forgot about it! I'll check that out because if this ewe doesn't lamb before I have to go back to work in a week, I'll have to cut the sutures and go back to the spoon and harness.
She was shorn a month ago so that was another problem. I just had a time getting the harness tight enough to hold everything in place yet loose enough so she could actually swallow and move. I also had a problem with it cutting into the back of her bag. I'm sure if she still had her fleece it would have worked much better. I did have the spoon in with the premier harness on, tied with twine to the back leg straps. Problem with that is that the part that went down the butt, pushed the spoon down so that it was pointing upwards. I tried loosening the harness to stop that but that made the leg straps too loose and thats when the spoon apparently flipped out.
On a postitive note, the other ewe I was watching last night gave birth to a set of twins at 12:40am. She's a seasoned pro so I was able to sit there with my cuppa coffee and watch it all take place. First time I've been there thru the whole thing, what an experience. Just when I think this is all way too much stress, somebody throws me a bone