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The best laid plans …

by Heidi on May 20th, 2009
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I had big plans for today, which of course meant that the day played out quite differently!

I opened the barn this morning to a new surprise, a tiny, and I mean really tiny ewe lamb from Adia. The tiny-ness of the lamb and the behaviour of Adia had us quite concerned, resulting in a call to the vet. Believing that she had not delivered the placenta meant that this afternoon saw the vet coming here again! Now we quite like our vets, but would really like to see less of them!

Adia's tiny ewe lamb

It turns out that we were right; the vet said that it was the smallest lamb he had ever seen (and the cutest) and that he felt that it was premature and this was why the placenta hadn’t been delivered, as the lamb came before the placenta was detached and ‘ready’. We need to keep an eye on her and make sure she keeps eating and drinking. The lamb also got the once over and was declared perfect! Although she does have one floppy ear – but I think it just adds to her adorableness!

While out in the barn watching our new precious bundle I heard a peeping, and discovered a crack in one of the goose eggs our Muscovy is sitting on. I kept an eye on his progress and this afternoon removed him from the nest to a newly set up brooder box. Just in case you missed my post from the other day, I am not doing this to be mean, but she is also sitting on 13 duck eggs and they wont hatch till day 35, whereas goose eggs hatch at day 30. She will only wait a couple of days for all the eggs to hatch so to protect the rest of the eggs the hatchling needs to be removed – hopefully conning her into waiting the few extra days.


We also had a rather interesting visit, that involved watching a pair of very nice young men on the barn roof! Curious? Well that is a post for another day!

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  1. How cute is that gosling!! Lamb is pretty darn cute too!!

    Comment by Cheryl — May 20, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

  2. OMG! I love the tiny lamb!! I can not wait to meet her!!
    The gosling is very cute too!

    Comment by Emily — May 21, 2009 @ 7:31 am

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