Monday, April 1, 2013

Blue Monday

It is a very sad day for me. I lost a ewe and her lamb/lambs. I have lost ewes and lambs but this was a first , losing a ewe giving birth.

She was an older ewe, one of my favorite Border Leicesters. I have been worried about her since shearing day. It seemed to stress her more than the others.
The girls came in this morning and said she was having her lambs. I went out to check on her in the barn where she had been staying, getting special treatment. I noticed right away that things didn't look right.
Unfortunately, I was not able to help her or the lamb/lambs. I won't go into the unpleasant details but it was HARD! I will admit, I did not handle the loss very well.

The other ewes seem to be doing okay. Most look ready to lamb at any time. I am going to be a little more worried now.

This is not how I planned on starting out our lambing season!




10 comments:

  1. Sandra, I am so sorry. I will be thinking of you in the days to come. I will be praying for your ewes and their precious little lambs. Sending hugs to you and your family.

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    1. Thank you Kris, I appreciate it!

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  2. So sorry to read this! My heart goes out to you. I know they say this is a part of farm life, but it still must hurt so bad. Hoping the rest of the birthing season goes much smoother! Hugs!!
    Liz

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    1. Yes, it is a part of farm life..my least favorite part.
      Thank you for your kind words

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  3. So sad when one of your cherished girls is no longer part of the flock. I'm sure you did all you could for her, but Nature has it's own ways. Don't let this ruin the joy of the season. Pretty soon your other lambs will be sproinging all over the pasture!

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    1. Thank you!!
      I appreciate the reminder :)

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  4. Oh darn, Sandra! Seems like we always lose a couple to start the season off. Either we have a late term abortion or an early calf that didn't have the fight in it to live. There are also the mystery deaths and weird stuff that happens. Frustrating!

    Here's to better luck.

    Ranch Wife Robyn

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    1. This is definitely under the 'mystery/weird' category!
      Hoping for better lambing days ahead :)

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