Friday, May 1, 2015

Some Fun Facts About Liddy

Well, we'll start with an un-fun fact.  Liddy's mom had her and another big lamb out in the field, where Kathy found her nearly dead because her mom only loved the bigger, probably first born lamb.  Liddy was tiny, maybe was weak to begin with and didn't behave normally, who knows.  

Kathy brought her in, got her warmed up a little, tube fed her some colostrum and put her in her truck with the sun shining in - the lamb incubator.  That's where Reg and I met her.  I didn't think it looked good, but Kathy worked with her all day and I even got to tube feed her myself and somehow she made it through the night.

The next morning Kathy put her back in with her mom and for a couple of days she was able to nurse some but she was slow and so small and couldn't compete with her big sister and finally, again, her mom said "Enough with this silly baby."  Over the next few days Kathy tried to graft her on to another mom, but no one would take her.  


"Can you believe that?"

When it was obvious she was destined for the lamb bar, but was still too small and not super strong to compete with lambs even a week younger than she was, I decided to bring her home.  I wasn't ready for a lamb yet, but she needed a mom and I couldn't resist.  I was very worried though that at 8 days old, she wouldn't really bond with me like my new babies do.  

I had nothing to worry about.  What Liddy really wanted most out of life was a mom.  Someone who'd talk to her, rub her ears, let her snuggle up for naps, keep her warm, give her lots of babas and love her.  Her favorite thing is still taking a nap curled up next to me.  Any time I sit down, she comes right over and tucks in.  She's sitting on my lap as I type this....with one hand...which is why I'm going to wrap it up.  Whew!

Some fun facts:


Liddy has two spots on her back.


And amazingly long eye lashes.


And a gray neckerchief :-).


And those jungle print knees!

Oh, and she's 1/4 Suffolk and 3/4 Texel.

More later.  I need to go pick up some more goat milk ;-).


21 comments:

C-ingspots said...

Oh, I'd have taken her in a heartbeat! She is just perfect!!

Shiralyn Yates said...

Can hardly wait to see the Liddy sweater.

Tombstone Livestock said...

She is too cute, what's not to love. Second ewe lambed last night twin ram lambs, total lamb count so far, four all rams.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Me too! :-D

thecrazysheeplady said...

Robin started out with all boys too for awhile, but it evened out. Odd year!

Marcy Doane said...

I'm so happy she has a mommy like you! She's such a sweetheart, ready to love and be loved in return. Brings a few tears.

Far Side of Fifty said...

She has found a perfect Mama:)

I need orange said...

Jungle-print knees! Swooning......... :-) She is adorable.

Alice said...

She is very photogenic! Amazing how she took to her new momma ! She is no longer failure to thrive, she has a reason to live!

Wol 'n Draad said...

and she is the gentlest soul who found an amazing mom and family!

Tyche's Minder said...

She really is beautiful. What a fun addition to the flock. I'll be interested to hear about her fleece when the time comes.

Elaine Lim said...

Liddy and all the Baby Lambies needing a Mama are so lucky to have you to take them in. Even when they grow up it seems they still remember being your baby and still run to you for comfort.

Stacey in Scotland said...

Just love her to pieces! So glad you got her. :-)

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

"Can you believe that?" is right!! Ya DONE GOOD St Sara :) Those knees and those snuggles..Sigh

sophy0075 said...

I have never seen a cute Texel before, even a part-Texel. Liddy definitely shatters that perception. Especially with all of those spots. And jungle knees.

Bonnie K said...

There is nothing cuter than a bum. They are a lot of work, but worth it.

MarmePurl said...

I love Liddy.

T.L. Merrybard said...

Oh the sweetness!

Terry and Linda said...

What a little sweetie!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Janice Grinyer said...

all of us could use a mom. right now my house is a mess, I have 999 plots left to do in the woods for work before August, and i need a mom hug. Please give my mom hug to little liddy! xoxox

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

YES!!!!
I haven't been able to blog lately due to work and helping my daughter with her 2 yr. old and newborn, so I'm "catching up"!!
I'm so glad that you have another little lamb in your kitchen and find out about Liddy!!
You're the Momma Lamb Angel!!!
So sweet and lovely markings!!!

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