Sunday, October 18, 2009

a new wailer

If we needed any concrete reminders about why we no longer do veterinary work then the weekend events did the job nicely. In a cold barn at 3 am, sleep-deprived and covered in poo, blood and dried placenta trying to persuade a very confused and stupid ewe that the small woolly thing that had appeared from her nether regions really did need to suck on her udder.

After 3 days Peggy has finally developed maternal instincts but is not producing very much milk at all, so little 'Woolly' is getting bottle feeds every 3 hours. We should have guessed that things would not be straightforward.

From Protea Farm 1

From Protea Farm 1

Woolly is an awkward little creature and despite being starving hungry still kicks and struggles and hates being bottle fed.

Lilian meanwhile has seen the whole process and looks like she is in total denial re pregnancy and showing no signs of lamb production.

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