Friday, 19 September 2014

Lamb in the bathroom


I was very relieved to see all four lambs had made it through the night, I watched  the lambs all day - the mother with triplets was feeding two. The mother with a sore leg had two following her. It wasn't until 6pm that the decision was finally made to take one of these lambs into the house to bottle feed it. I think she has been able to steal a few feeds off the mum with the sore foot .....so fingers are crossed that with the colostrum we gave her in paddock and some from the ewe and then more last night she has had a good enough start. Now it's regular feeding  -  little and often. She took to the bottle no worries and is doing well


 So once again we have a lamb in the bathroom - as you do. (round here anyway) It's a little girl and sooo cute....she loves her little chops rubbed.
YAWN I'm tired... one does forget what it is like to have a newborn in the house again with all the feeding and washing bottoms. Yes once bottle fed one has to wash bottoms to get the toileting going as a mother ewe would. Was that too much information?


Farm Stay Guests

 Just far too much going on in the paddock for Ollie to stop and take a  look at the camera.

Beau seconds this,

Sienna manages a quick Hello.

8 comments:

  1. Some wonderful friendships are made as a result of lamb and bottle. Will she get a name?

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    1. Yes wonderful friendships - I've put her on Trade Me so another little boy or girl can have the joy or raising a lamb. Our kids have really fond memories and some funny ones at that of raising pet lambs. I think every child should get the chance to bottle feed a lamb. I'm such a big kid and love doing it.

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  2. i love it when you have lambs in your bathroom!

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    1. so do I She is lovely and healthy so going to not be selfish and offered her for sale for another family who have young kids that might like the joy of raising their own lamb,. Our kids have great memories of our bathroom full of kittens and lambs

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    1. yes very cute. i love spring and lambs

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  4. Your little lamb is just so gorgeous Leanne. It reminded me of my friend who used to breed puppies & she kept them in the bathroom too as she could put a small grid across the door & they couldnt get out & she used to lay lots of soft blankets in the bathtub. Love the pic of her getting a cheek rub.

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    1. the same pen is what we used to use to raise our kittens when we bred, The mother cat could get out and away from the kittens for a break. But as the kittens got older they too could climb out and all came and sat in your undies while on the throne.

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