I checked the calendar and it says it is April, but looking outside I would guess February.
We lamb in the spring for a reason, the warmer weather. I do not like lambing in the winter but that is what it feels like we are doing.
Today Delaney found new twin lambs in the barnyard when she was letting the sheep out to pasture.
They looked cold and not very responsive. Unfortunately we were away at a funeral and she could not get a hold of us. Being the smart girl that she is, she gave them each a couple of squirts of Nutri-drench (vitamin supplement) and tried to help dry and warm them up with towels.
Mike came home earlier than I did and the ewe lamb was pretty non responsive. They had to bring her in and warm her up in the tub with some warm water. After a little while she started coming around and getting more active. They put her in a plastic bag (head out, of course) to try to keep her lamb smell from coming off in the bath so mom wouldn't reject her. She is out in the barn now with mom and brother. Mom is acting a little offish with her. We will leave them alone for a while and hope that it works itself out. If not, we will have to intervene with a bottle.
We don't usually have these problems in April!
I told myself I would not talk about the weather, but would I be a real farmer if I didn't grumble about it now and then?
I love the quote by Mark Twain:
"Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it."
I sure wish I could do something about it!