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Deb and Ed M

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Posted: 01/27/22 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In light of the miserable weather headed your way - are you expecting births this weekend?

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Posted: 01/27/22 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We still have a couple of weeks before lambs.
The forecast, right now, is for us to be on the western edge of the storm and to get <1” of snow.

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Posted: 01/28/22 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anxious to see new pix!


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Posted: 01/31/22 06:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Feb 4th is the first date when we could have lambs. We unloaded our first weekly batch (400lbs) of sheep feed and started feeding the ewes. Our friend who is a large/small animal vet will be coming on Feb 9th to help my wife with lambing for a week (I have a full time job off the farm with a ~1hr commute each way). Our friend travels with most of her dogs (>4 plus a few pups from a recent litter) so she comes to visit with her suburban and trailer; we’ll put her trailer near our house and run electric to her. I have not let checked the lambing jugs to made sure they are cleaned and ready for use (to be done next weekend). The extension cord that provides power for lights and heat lamp to the barn is ready to be plugged into the outside outlet of our trailer (which is parked between the barn and loafing shed which has safe/newer wiring than the barn). My order for new insulated overalls has arrived ([emoticon]); still waiting on new insulated work gloves (these will get very messy carrying wet newborn lambs).

I even managed to get a couple of RVing comments in this post.[emoticon]

There will only be videos; I gave up my photobucket site and am reluctant to post photos to the site used here. A friend has had her photos stolen (taken from an online posting on other sites and sold commercially without her consent).

On a personal note; my wife and I are heavily involved with our Episcopal church and the bishop is coming for a visit next weekend. I keep suggesting to my wife that the bishop comes to see a real life example of shepherding a flock.

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Deb and Ed M

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Posted: 01/31/22 02:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BCSnob wrote:


On a personal note; my wife and I are heavily involved with our Episcopal church and the bishop is coming for a visit next weekend. I keep suggesting to my wife that the bishop comes to see a real life example of shepherding a flock.


I suspect your farm will offer topics for sermons for a while :-)

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Posted: 02/01/22 07:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yesterday my wife found one of our ewes laying down and unable to get up. There are two likely causes: ketosis (Pregnancy toxemia) or hypocalcemia (milk fever). We initially treated for ketosis (which would do no harm if not ketosis); oral dose with propylene glycol/molasses/vitamin mixture but there was no change. Later we started treatment for hypocalcemia (which would do no harm via subq infections instead of IV). She did not die overnight; we will continue treating with subq injections of calcium borogluconate.

Emergency on farm vet visits cost more than the value of one sheep. We consult with our friend (large/small animal vet) and treat by ourselves.

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It's been about 50 years (OMG) but I remember my large animal rotation that happened in Jan/Feb. We attended a few downer cows. It's really amazing what a little glucose or calcium will do. We see an eclampsia in post-partum dogs infrequently, but I saw several in 40+ years. A little calcium IV turned them around, really amazing to witness.

Do you see the downer ewes more often with twins? I assume if she survives this will be her last breeding.


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Posted: 02/01/22 03:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is new for us. Every year we see/learn something new. Last year it was Schistosomus reflexus; I won’t post pictures.

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Posted: 02/02/22 06:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Still not up, at this point I will be surprised if she recovers.

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Posted: 02/02/22 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sometimes, learn-as-you-go, sucks..... crossing my fingers for the ewe

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