Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Lamb given away
I went out 1.5 hours later (I set an alarm) to check on the baby boy and he was truly rejected. I found him five feet away from the ewe buried in the straw trying to stay warm. The other lamb, boy, was curled up at his mother's feet. I gave him a little warmed formula which caused him to perk up some, but not very much. So I wrapped him up in a hand towel and took him down to Tish. She will hand feed him and take care of him. She took our last bummer lamb. Otherwise, I don't know that he would have survived the night. I think it would have gotten too cold for him. I forgot to check the ewe's ear tag so I could write it down. Will do that tonight so I can put a red check mark after her name on the spreadsheet.