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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 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.
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    Thanks for the pic! Adorable!

    I didn't know sheep could have triplets. It's not common, is it?

    Thank goodness you were around to help Mae out!

    Still taking care of the knee, I hope!
    1836 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    Another day on the farm! Love reading your blogs! :)
    1841 days ago
    Those ewes sure are giving you a wonderful flock of babies. And another one to bottle feed.

    Oh, well...who needs a full night of sleep, anyway? emoticon
    1842 days ago
    Yikes! Glad that you were "on duty"!
    1842 days ago
    Wow! Those critters are really blessed to have your mom and yourself looking out for them! God bless you! What an inspiration you are!
    1842 days ago
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