Sunday, August 11, 2013
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the very anemic ram lamb I have been treating with B complex, honey water and a dose of Ivermectin is still alive this morning. He was disinterested in food and hay yesterday morning on and very lackluster. The ewe lamb in the pen with him is rallying nicely. He had a brighter eye this morning though he did not get up for hay or grain. He got another Bcomplex injection and drench with honey water. I had to get him strong enough to take the dewormer before I could stop the bleeding out by the parasites...I am always concerned that the balance is right. By design a parasite rarely kills the host quick...defeats their purpose. I caught and dewormed about 6 of the smaller lambs this morning...just have to catch as catch can...they can be pretty wild.
Mom is having a friend in to clean house next week so I am going to get my papers and such out of the way so they can make a dent. Mom laments that she just doesn't feel up to dusting and vacumning and I rarely have time for the details...I run a broom over it all a time or two a week and go through papers off and on...so much to keep up with.
Everything is in order to deliver Charlie to his new owner/trainer after I get the catalytic converter replaced on the truck...shooting for Wednesday after the mini mare has her dentistry. My target date is next Thursday. That will free up a stall and give me a little less to tend to. After that I will just have the 3 large ram lambs to send with my customers for Fall and my wonderful farrier has offered to help me get market lambs tagged and loaded...then the lambing season starts all over again...somewhere in there I have the annual evaluation at work and holidays...including Mom's 90th birthday.