Sunday, April 07, 2013
Just after visiting with a friend who dropped by I glanced out back and noticed mae with new babies...two active spotted lambs...and something white on the ground...so I got my cane in gear and walked out. Sure enough she had triplets and the last little ewe was still wet and crying...shivering. ipicked her up and made my wa y back to the house, holding her close. I deposited her in a clothes basket with towels in the kitchen..where mom was in the middle of mixing up lamb milk. Mom, wouldywoyou see if you can get some food down her while I move the others?...she just took off her gloves and went to work. Meanwhile, out in the pasture mae was not pleased with moving plans. The flock had come down to the barn but like any responsible mother she was keeping a distance and unfortunantly making herself and babies easy prey for coyotes. Ditching my cane I gathered each lamb only to realize mae was adament about staying put and protecting her young. I carried one warding off her head btts and luring her to safety...then handed her the other across the fence...fed the ponies and back to the house to check on mom...she had everything under contol and my boss texted to say they had me covered for tommorro. I am so glad.