And Now For Something Completely Different …

… Another bottle lamb. Yesterday at the evening flock inspection we discovered another new little lamb away from the rest of the flock. We tried placing him where the rest of the flock was hanging out, but the mom, Lilly (WDT14), one of the younger ewes we purchased last year, had not bonded with him and was ignoring him. Since it was late, and cold rains were predicted we had no choice but to bring him inside. So, just when we have gotten the first bottle twins down to 3 bottles a day, we are back to six a day with this new one! Knock wood, after his first twelve hours on this earth he seems to be doing fine; we have him in a pet carrier next to the woodstove. In four days we can shift him to four bottles a day and at that point we will move him to the barn. The snow has been melting slowly and the path to the barn is a muddy icy mess and we just cannot see a 3 a.m. bottle trip to barn when the same trip can be made to the kitchen! Keep your fingers crossed.

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