Monday, January 14, 2013

In The Midst Of Winter Mist



From the back porch the other morning. That now I've lost track of how many mornings ago it was. Maybe Saturday? Before the (latest) deluge?  I didn't capture the sunrise the way I wanted, but I like the shot regardless.  It looked like those trees were on fire it was so fierce.  The sun rose so fast that I didn't get many opportunities to play with settings.  Another day.


Hickory, waiting on his breakfast.


And, because it's all about Maisie, all the time (wink), a picture from before the (latest) deluge.  She's having a good day today...so far...after a bad night last night.  She just can't seem to put together two good days in a row.  Dr. Baron and Lou found her some goat milk last week so we are hopeful that will help.

We are still in the transition phase because her system is so sensitive that any slight change throws her way off.  Not to fear though.  She's fighting her way on through, doing the very best she can and other than the times her tummy hurts and makes her cry, I don't think she has a clue there's anything wrong with her.

23 comments:

Michelle said...

Poor baby. Ulcers? Perforation? I wonder if goat's milk yogurt would help, with its good bacteria. Goodness knows the baby has been on enough drugs to destroy her bacteria.

Julie Hargreaves said...

The little lamb is so cute

Nina said...

I'm sending positive thoughts for Maisie. I'm enjoying following her story and hope all goes well for her. My friend raises shetlands and she doses with yogourt when they have tummy issues.

Strawberry Lane said...

Precious Maisie! Sending healing and positive vibes to that sweet babe. Your photos are stunning!

Susan said...

That first photograph is so amazing! Beautiful! Maisie sure has been through the wringer (as has her devoted caregiver). Hope her little system finds a lasting balance soon. Poor lamb.

Far Side of Fifty said...

her tummy should straighten out soon..can lambs have allergies..such a cutie..I hope you get her on a two day good stretch soon:)

Tombstone Livestock said...

Love the sunrise picture. Got my calendars, check is winging it's way to you. Maisie needs to start having better days, every day, hope the goats milk helps. I always keep a few ounces of goat colstrum in the freezer and canned goats milk in tha pantry for emergencies. Was looking for something in the freezer last week and found a baggie with colstrum ... forgot to date it, but it still looks good.

MarmePurl said...

I must have been experiencing that same mist filled-too fast to adjust the settings-sunrise just a bit earlier than you over the weekend.
Beautiful Photo.

small farm girl said...

I hope the goats milk works. I would think it would. Good luck!

Sheepmom said...

Fog can make everything look different and magical. Great capture. We've had fog rolling off the snow into the warmer air. Not very magical - kind of dull and depressing, actually. Here's hoping Maisie turns the corner out of the woods and starts stringing good days together.

Terry said...

Beautiful pictures!
Tell Maisie girl that we all love her, and want her to grow up to be a big strong sheepy.

Mary said...

Sweet Maisie girl. I hope she is fully well soon. Sending her healing good wishes and many supportive hugs! Love her.

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

That first photo! That is so good!
Hope the goats milk helps. She is such a fighter!

Lori Skoog said...

Great photos Sara. As for Miss Maisie, let's hope the goat milk helps her turn the corner. She has to be a fighter to make it this long.
Maybe Michelle's idea about the goat milk yogurt is a good one. What do I know? It can't be easy to listen to her crying, poor sweet baby.

Alice said...

I can see where the sunbeams fighting their way through the clouds could ignite the trees in the background. I like the capture!

There is nothing worse than an animal crying. Here's hoping you both get a little better sleep tonight.
I can only offer prayers.

The Dancing Donkey said...

We had a rejected lamb a few years ago that we tried to raise on lamb milk replacer. She had constant tummy trouble. We finaly switched to plain cows milk, which I know is not supposed to be good for lambs, but it was all we had and all trouble stopped as soon as we switched. She is the biggest, toughest ewe in the flock now. Hopefully, the goats milk will work the same wonders for Maisie.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Of COURSE it is All Maisie All The Time.......is there anything else?
;)

Darla (goat) was raised on raw cow's milk as well after she was rejected. Farmer said sometimes the replacer can cause the problem.
(Of course he also said the same thing about store bought milk...)
Here's hoping the goat milk makes the turn. We love this baby so terribly much! :)

Love from the Sisterhood!

xoxox
Mimi
The Goat Borrower

Shirley said...

Hang in there Maisie!
Your snow sure didn't last long.

Michelle said...

Sweet little Maisie deserves to have it all be about her :) I do hope the goat's milk works well.

Spinners End Farm said...

That top picture reminds me of a scene from the Shire! Any hobbits about?

Hugs to you and Maisie.

Stephen Andrew said...

Ahh your photos and property are just so gorgeous. Always inspirational.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I feel for you - all this time! Maisie has got to get better and stronger! Hopefully you'll find what it takes to put some meat on those bones and for her to improve. Good luck with the goat's milk!

Deb W said...

The first picture is gorgeous. It looks like opal....

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