True BYH Addict
- Jul 3, 2015
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Hubbs named the bottle lamb Gabby. Guess why… 😉
I'm so sorry to hear about your losses. Hoping for better days (and sleep) for you!Difficult sheep day yesterday. Ewe delivered a lamb then prolapsed rectum and intestines and died. An old ewe. Lamb very frail but took bottle then also died. As I was walking out the door to do lord only knows, another ewe drops a lamb and immediately hates it (first time mom). No amount of coaxing convinced her to accept it so in it comes. It spent the night alternately baaing and thumping around the horse bunk/lamb guest room like Herman Munster. Acts like it’s a month old and not newborn. So long Sleep…
Gabby is less noisy and less hungry but still had a good nurse. She’s getting out of her “where’s mom” stage. My ewes live to about eleven. I’ve had four who quit cycling, all related. They stopped around nine-ish. I think this is the exception and not the rule. We go through periods of no mature rams in the flock, they’re sold or eaten, I think that may influence them. I’m trying to convince Hubbs to get a black belly ram. I believe we are accidentally getting back into our own bloodlines with the spotted. Not many people have them. Plus I like the mix. I have a ram I like that is brown and black and white in mostly equal parts. Black bellies bring extra parasite resistance to the party too.
Well --- I don't know what your subject matter is (though it shouldn't matter) -- but why not do the video out in the barn, or the field with critters?? I'm guessing that not all the students / viewers are in country settings. Could get you some brownie points!!For my BA it wasn't too bad-just a typed post that others could respond to. For the MA-it's a VIDEO I have to record. Why am I not happy? Well, that means that I must be showered and dressed in actual clothes