Thursday, March 3, 2016

2AM

Just in from a 2AM check on the remaining two moms (my oldest ewe and my youngest!) and no new lambs are on the way right now. That might change at 4:30AM when the alarm goes off again as both of those gals are as far away as can be from the lamb shed with the heat lamp (see previous post update). I am just so happy that out of just 2 of these ewes there are already three ewe lambs and 2 ram lambs! All of the babies seem to be benefiting from my hovering and fussing. I have given all the new babies lambing paste but have not done their tail docking yet. Tomorrow should be a sunny 27 degrees and if they are as hearty as they were tonight I'll let that band go on while the sun is shining.

It is getting easier, lambing season. I have no regrets even though my eyes have insane bags and my body is as bloated as deer on the side of the road. I think my tiredness has been read by my brain as dehydration and it is holding on to every ounce of water it can? So I feel like a lava lamp going up the side of mount doom on these late-night checks but my chin(s) are up. This is why I run. This is why I nap. This is why coffee exists.

I am back inside the farmhouse now, ready for another nap of sorts. I feel in the slam that is lambing season other things are slipping - like being on top of all the freelance work. Most clients are very understanding though, and I even have a logo meeting in town tomorrow. It's appreciated as hell since i am still trying to earn that second mortgage payment as soon as possible. I wish my bank accepted water weight. I'm swimming in assets.

This is an odd post. This is what sleeping like a cat does to a proper brain.

4 Comments:

Blogger FAST SOS said...

keep up the good work!

March 3, 2016 at 5:32 AM  
Blogger Robin Follette said...

Couldn't it just be warm when lambs come? Not single digits and howling winds. Aw well. How exciting would that be. Congratulations on gorgeous lambs!

March 3, 2016 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

"Chin(s)" Oh my gosh, I about snorted breakfast all over the laptop! Thanks for the laugh, and I hope you're able to get a proper night's sleep soon.

March 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Cat H said...

You got that Death Wish coffee not a moment too soon. lol

March 3, 2016 at 3:33 PM  

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