Friday, March 4, 2016

Laird & Caroline

Here are the two new additions from the Romney, I am calling them Laird (ram lamb) and Caroline (ewe lamb). Here they are around 4:45AM. I had already carried the dead ewe lamb out to the field and set it by the mother. She lay beside it until 6:30AM when she then left it and walked over to the lamb shed and let her other two nurse. Once I had bottle fed the two out of Split Ear and saw all the rest were well - I headed in and caught exactly and hour of sleep from 5-6AMish. I made sure after that hour to head back outside to make sure all was well with Laird and Caroline, which is when I saw their mother waddling over. I put down fresh bedding in their shed, brought up another bucket of blue Bounce Back for the moms. And set about the usual chores. I was inside and by the fire, ready for more sleep, when I heard a truck pull into the driveway. It was Greg Stratton and his team, here to butcher two pigs. I had forgotten the appointment in all the fuss. I sighed, got dressed, combed my hair, and went outside to help.

Right now what I want is to head back to bed but I am sipping Death Wish Coffee instead. I have a few hours of Orvis work I need to get in to hit their deadlines. After that, I am going to splurge on a good nap. A good, long, nap.


Blogger Juliet Carol said...

That was such a touching moment when Romney went back to be with the dead baby (saying goodbye to the dead and then going on with the living). You have really had a good lambing season...such a busy time!! Hope you get some much needed rest today. Thanks for sharing this wonderful season of life.

March 4, 2016 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger red chicken said...

Congratulations Jenna!

March 4, 2016 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger MrsL said...

How sheep grieve perhaps, how they want and need to and in their own time x

March 4, 2016 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger Andria M said...

Wow, your life is the best story. Keep it up! Fascinating, all you've got going on. All this earthy agriculture poetic stuff. Keep up the good work and I Hope you get some sleep soon

March 4, 2016 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Molson said...

Thank you for sharing and what excitement!!!!!!

The grieving process helped Romney, and I hope after all the
activities you are able to rest.........

March 4, 2016 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger FAST SOS said...

hope you have managed to catch some well earnt sleep, keep up the good work you're doing great

March 4, 2016 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

So glad she is nursing the living lambs. Excellent work. I hope you are sleeping right now :) Also, I can't wait for more pork! Next time you have a pig slaughter day may I observe/help?

March 4, 2016 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

Enjoy your nap. You have definitely earned it!

March 4, 2016 at 11:38 PM  

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