Making Do With What You Have

Our makeshift lambing jug.

This babe was born last weekend when it was still pretty cold outside and Allen was on his own to look after things. It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you are on your own and you have to. Allen caught the ewe while she was distracted with her lamb, loaded her on the Ranger and gave the pair a ride to the building.

The ewe is Josephine, she’s a bit of a pet. She was due to be culled last fall because she’s not the best mother. Then I had a change of heart and decided to keep her because she’s a great ewe for stock dog training. She’s experienced.  Okay, she’s also one of my favourite ewes.

So in a way I’m glad she has had her lamb early and that we are able to manage her and the lamb. We’re giving her extended time in the building where she must stay close to her lamb. Josephine is ready to leave, her lamb isn’t quite ready to keep up with her yet.