Wednesday, February 12, 2014
205 and Preparing for the Next Big Storm
We are up to 205 lambs. They aren't coming quite as quick as they were for a while - now it is 4 to 5 a day and somedays, none! Here is one that I arrived to find just seconds after it was born.
This little black and white spotted lamb is so cute. We have a few of these - they were born to some of our Dorper cross ewes.
This is one of the sets of triplets. The mama doesn't have enough milk for all of them so they are being supplemented with lamb milk replacer via a soda bottle and a special lamb nipple. They are very friendly because they are always looking for a snack.
This is No. 17. She is our only official bottle lamb. Her mama had twins and rejected her. She was in the kitchen for a couple weeks and it was doubtful she was going to make it. She did and now lives in the barn with the rest of the sheep. She follows The Farmer around all day long. Really quite cute I must say - his little fan.
Today we are getting ready for the next storm which is supposed to arrive tomorrow a.m. It is supposed to snow for 24 hours! UGH is all I can say.
We fed out a several bales of hay and hopefully the sheep will have enough to keep them going. They eat more during storms. They don't seem to mind the snow.
I'm bringing in piles of wood for our furnace. Our wood pile is almost gone. The Farmer will cut up trees that are down in the woods. But seriously - like he needs one more thing to do. And with the snow, it's going to make it harder. I guess the house is going to be cold as I hate paying for oil.