Friday, March 2, 2012
It's Finally March!
It's been a little while since I've posted. February was quite a month for us, and we're certainly glad to put it behind us! Started out February with two daughters, my husband, and myself sick. Relapses followed a few days later. Just about that same time we started lambing. We had 29 lambs born in 7 days! At one point, we had 10 in about 20 hours! This is exhausting even when you aren't sick, especially since we have to check the ewes for lambing problems about every 3 hours around the clock! And problems do arrive! We lost three lambs total this year, from mal-presentation (triplet stuck...was able to save the other two), to two trying to be born at the same time (saved one...lost Mom also). We had a lapse of 10 days, but had 4 lambs born last night, and have just one ewe left to lamb. We're certainly ready to be done! We are also bottle-feeding the lamb who lost his mother.
Also this month, one of our twins had to be rushed to the hospital and ended up having emergency surgery! She's on the mend now, but it's been one month we were certainly glad to see end!
Thinking about wondering back into the crafting room, so watch for some new patterns soon! Think Spring!