Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sunshine

This sweet little lamb is the newest character in our story.



She's had a rough go of it, but is doing us quite proud and when I went out this morning to check on her, she was already standing up, ready to face the day. This is a big improvement from her first 36 hours when she was so weak we had to help her up to nurse.

This is not her or her mother Heidi's fault. Completely ours. We should never have trusted that the 1/2 ram who is her father - and also her older brother (!) - was safe to leave in with the ewes. According to the books, and even our vet, under normal conditions, he should not have been able to get anyone bred. Things are never normal around here.



So, Heidi and I are working hard to give her the best chance we can, but she has a spinal issue and possibly a urinary problem as well. However, when I saw her standing up looking at me as I walked into the barn this morning, I couldn't help but smile and say...

"Good morning Sunshine!"

1 comment:

Shelley said...

That is one of the sweetest little faces I've ever seen! I will keep Sunshine in my prayers for a boost in the beginnings department!

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