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Re: New Lambs


Sorry to hear about your little lambs, Cyndi. All you can do is try and we can't be successful all the time. Poor babies.
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2006 12:36 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] New Lambs


The babies are very cute. I'll try to post a picture on my Yahoo site.
Unfortunately the next set has been a disaster. The ewe went into labor
Sunday but never had contractions, which meant we had to pull the lambs, and
she had triplets. Either they were premature or it took us too long to get
them out, but one died within a few hours, another is now unresponsive, and
the last will probably not make it either. The two survivors can not or will
not nurse so we are tube feeding them, and they cannot get up without
assistance and cannot take more than a few steps. At least the ewe seems to
have come through it without major problems, but we'll have to get rid of
her now.
You win some and you lose some. I am not emotionally attached but it's
distressing nonetheless. We have two more to go, I'm sure hoping for better
outcomes.

Cyndi

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 5:24 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] New Lambs

Congratulations on the new babies Cyndi. New life is about as cool as it
gets!
Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSRT" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, March 03, 2006 11:59 AM
Subject: [CHAT] New Lambs


We have our first new faces of the season, twin ewe lambs born this
morning.
Of course it is cold and raining, that's how sheep decide when to give
birth. All winter it was dry, but now... Anyway they looked pretty good,
both of them up and looking for the milk faucets. We couldn't tell for
sure
if they were nursing - some ewes don't mind you crawling underneath to
make
sure the baby is latched on, but this one was getting pretty nervous so we
left everyone alone. They are in their little shelter and hopefully mom
will
not lead them out into the rain. I always fret the first day but they did
look strong and healthy, so chances are good all will be well (wish I had
a
webcam out there). Three more to go!
I was going to have husband rototill this weekend but if the rain does not
let up, he can't. The paper claimed it might even snow but I don't think
it's cold enough for that. Maybe in the hills. I have got to start my
tomato
and pepper seeds though, I'm way behind. And it's past time to plant peas.
Of course, I have scaled back the veg garden - no really! I did! - so it
isn't such a big deal.

Cyndi

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