"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Little Lamb, Who Is Your Mother ?

Little lamb, is this your mother ?
Little lamb, are these your brothers ?
Little lamb, is THIS your mother and sister ?
Little lamb, they won't claim you...
...so I will be your mother. ~
Two weekends ago I found two of my ewes had lambed and there was great confusion between them. They had chosen the same spot to have their babies and there were 4 lambs needing a mother. I suspect one of the ewes had triplets ( you can tell which one from the pictures) but she was claiming only one lamb. The gray ewe ( Delilah ) had 3 little lambs bleating at her and she seemed very confused, but chose 2 little ones to tend. No matter what I tried, the 4th little lamb was either rejected calmly by Delilah, or speared by a horn ( Thora) and flung far. Now, I am little Cindy's mother. She sleeps in a bin in our sun-room and drinks her formula from a bottle. She is doing very well . So yes, I am Little Lamb's mother. Kathy had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb, Kathy had a little lamb ...

23 comments:

Wobegon Cottage said...

So you and Mary are getting up every few hours to feed your babies...I wonder why they reject their babies. You will make a good mommy to her.

Daisy said...

Aw...Cindy sure is adorable. It's sad her mother is rejecting her, but she's lucky to have you to take care of her. Sounds like you're going to be quite busy for a while.

Dolores said...

Oh, poor little lamb to be rejected, but thankfully you're there for this little cutie. Sounds like you'll be busy feeding for awhile.

They're so cute!!!

Mildred said...

What a sweet picture of you and Cindy. She's very blessed to have you to tend to her. She is cute as can be.

Debbie said...

Until I saw the lamb in that bin, I had no perception of the wee size of that sweet baby. I wish I were there to help. What a fun experience. I guess you're used to things like that :D I guess you'll be close to home for awhile, but what fun! I love all things sheep, but I've only touched one once. Perhaps you'll have some lambs when I take my vacation there :-)

Keetha Broyles said...

What an adorable post! You ARE a brave soul keeping a little lambkins fed and watered and cleaned up after!

Star said...

I'm feeling like I should say 'ooh you lucky thing' because that's how I feel at the moment. However, I know it will be a lot of work for you and you will surely bond with that little lamb, if you haven't already.
Congratulations, the little lambs and mums are gorgeous and that's a mighty fine picture of you too!

Southern Comfort said...

I'm glad you were available to adopt this tiny little lamb. She's so lucky. It is a lot of work, I know, but so gratifying.

Timi said...

You have so cute lambs!!! But Cindy is the loveliest :o)!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Bottle fed babies are such sweeties - hope she is one you can keep. Tiny and beautiful - you and she are blessing one another with this time. Lots of people grumble about bottle feeding a bummer - and I find it so sweet - almost asked friends this year if I could have their "needs a momma" but alas - none forthcoming.
Have a lovely time with your little lamb, little lamb Kathy!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, Kathy ... is it fun to have a little baby in the house again? She is precious. How often do you have to get up during the night to feed her?

You are so nice.

God bless,

Kathy M.

goatpod2 said...

Awe, cute little Orphan lamb!

Amy

http://goatpod2.wordpress.com

Deanna said...

Kathy, What a cutie! Little Lambs are adorable.
I enjoyed this read.

You'll have your work cut out for you. I'd get attached to this little lamb...I know I would.

God bless and may you have a great week,
d

Shelley said...

You are such a sweetheart Kathy! I know it will be a lot of work - but that little lamb will have a wonderful mother! God bless you!

PeregrineBlue said...

so many wonderful things happen at cedar pond. cindy is a beauty and you must love her as a mother and as a pet. i love reading your stories.

Vickie said...

Aw, hate that her mommy rejected her. She's very cute and I'm SURE she won't be getting spoiled being in there in the house with you guys. Not in the least!!! Have a great week, Kathy!

My word verification today is "blest"! Love it! And I am!

Pondside said...

Oh my goodness - you are always having an adventure down by your pond. Now you're a lamb Mama - and a good one too, by the look of the photo!

A. Joy said...

... it's fleece was spotted so." ( the end to your song.)
The almost black lamb is really neat looking! Maybe Bob ( the parakeet) can learn to bleat like a lamb now that they share a room.

commoncents said...

TOO COOL! Good for you!!

Steve
Common Cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Susie said...

Oh my goodness those babies are so cute! Poor little Cindy, she's lucky to have you as mommie!

Loved seeing the pics Kathy!

Thanks for leaving your sweet comments on my blog.

Paula said...

Oh Kathy~ a bottle lamb! *squeeeal*
They are so much work, I know.... but is there anything more fun than being a lambie momma?
I'll come and babysit for you anytime... *hehe*

Lady Jane said...

Cindy is so adorable. You will be at her beck and call for a while. Thats one lucky little lamb.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such an adorable picture of you and the lamb; I do miss lambing but this is not the season.
Kathy, do you ever put sweaters on your newborns? I used to do that when the day was wet, cold and windy.