Monday, 3 May 2010

Life and Death

My mother in law says "where you've livestock you've deadstock" and it is certainly true. We had a lamb born yesterday that was very small and despite our best efforts to warm it up it died in the kitchen in front of the rayburn, tears were shed over it.

Today we have another casualty, a twin who got stuck at the neck, her little head is all swollen and she is not managing to nurse, her mum is much more interested in the other twin who is doing fine, so we have brought the poorly one in, tubed it with some lamb milk and it's in a cardboard box beside the rayburn.

We have done all we can for now, its wait and see time, but I do feel that I should do more and I will be very sad if this one dies as well.

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