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.

8 Comments:

Blogger Jucafr 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 Unknown 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...

Jenna,
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 Tricky Wolf 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 lemon said...

Enjoy your nap. You have definitely earned it!

March 4, 2016 at 11:38 PM  

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