Hey...I don't Have Midget Sheep?
Yesterday that thought went through my head as I began to feed my sheep some hay and grain. As I went to open up the barn door and let the sheep out for the day, sure enough this midget sheep came from around back. Slowly it dawned on me that one of my Ewes had lambed out overnight. My first lamb!
I was expecting the arrival in another 3 weeks, but here it was and I was ill prepared. I did some scrambling around and got some stuff for it,but as usual nature takes care of itself.
Its a ewe lamb and she is very strong and doing quite well. I dipped her umbilical cord in iodine, cleaned her up a bit and made sure she was dry. I placed her and her mom in a smaller pen so the two can bond, as well as placing a heating pad in her pen so she would be warm in last nights -5º f temps. Today I got to tag her ear (#0001 of course) and dock her tail. Fun fun...
I was hoping for twins, but a healthy ewe lamb will work as well since she will continue to increase my flock from her off-spring next year.
(Sorry about the lack of pictures, but I had to shut down my website because of serious reasons and cannot add pictures without it).
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"