Thursday, February 26, 2015
Now I had a problem. I was by myself, no near-by neighbors to help , and that lamb HAD to be pulled out of Tovah. Desperate times called for this desperate shepherdess to act quickly. How do you restrain an unwilling ewe and at the same time pull out a lamb from her nether parts by yourself ? The only way I could. I grabbed her by the horns and held on with my left hand, pushed her up against the stall wall, leaned against her to hold her there and reached inside her with my right hand to feel out the situation. Aha, the lamb's head and shoulders were pretty big and the lamb was in the right position for a normal birth but too big to come out without assistance. I slipped the lamb's head back a bit inside, then pulled the legs out further, maneuvered the head back out and with my right hand holding tightly to the legs I pulled some more. After gently maneuvering further I got a better grip on the lamb's head & legs and pulled hard. You have no idea how hard it can be pulling a lamb out of a tight spot inside it's mama, sometimes it seems the womb is trying to suck the baby back in, and this was one of those times. But I pulled even harder ( it is always a wonder to me the head doesn't pop off when I have to pull so hard ) and with a loud BWAAAAAAAAAA from the mama her little lamb slid out making a big sucking sound as I plopped her on the straw. A healthy ewe lamb with head still intact !
The minute Tovah turned and saw the lamb all confusion was gone. She went right to work cleaning her lamb. I checked Tovah , Gudrid, and their lambs a little while ago and am happy to say both mamas and their lambs are fine & dandy. Just call me the midwife !
Join me and many others on The Home Acre Blog Hop*. There are so many interesting home-steading topics shared there every Thursday, you won't be bored, and might find yourself surprisingly educated and entertained.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
"I myself have a coffee memory. It works best when fed large quantities of freshly roasted and ground caffeine. Early in the morning it's the only way it works at all. " A.J.Orde
Can you tell I prefer my coffee black ?Nibs* for this coffee cup ! I call it my coffee cup because I set it aside as my special cup and saucer for sipping coffee while I read, think, and watch birds from my porch. Coffee is my hot beverage of choice and you have gifted me with my now-favorite coffee cup. How do you do that, choose so well a gift (s) the receiver will love ?
Look at this saucer. As a lover of blue & white china, all things concerning wild birds, and most definitely coffee, what's not to love about this cup and saucer ?
Coffee, blue and white china, wild birds, loving family ~ God is so good to me. Praise Him !
Friday, February 13, 2015
Pink, fluffy clouds of wool to spin up into yarn.
I am going to sip coffee , spin the pink fluffy clouds of wool into yarn, and enjoy the quiet. ( With my cat Blizzard keeping me company.)
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The first goose eggs, the bees abuzz, and new lambs due any day. Spring is here on Cedar Pond and it has sprung !
Monday, February 9, 2015
The look on his face tells me he is pretty happy about his pizza.
Although I haven't displayed a special tea-cup this Tuesday I hope you'll forgive me. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to share a happy tea-party for boys. Please join the ladies listed below for a spot of tea-time celebration ...
Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage *
Bernideen at Bernideen's Teatime Blog *
Martha at Marthas Favorites *
Ruth at Antiques & Teacups *
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Oh glorious spot in the sunshine , perfect place on the bed for a cat nap.
What you don't see is how Blizzard woke Miss Marple out of a sound sleep and bullied her out of her spot.
I am pretty sure "the rest of the story" is coming.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
There were a few moments of sunshine between down-pourings of rain . I took a walk along our little road with my pack of 4 dogs . We watched my geese and ducks swimming in sunshine reflections.
Just a simple walk with my dogs, some Sunday sunshine therapy.