Even at our busiest I usually get a few. Although not always of the interesting stuff.
But a weekend without time to download the pictures, crop and spruce them up a little, and post them for Monday morning?
Yeah, that’s pretty much every weekend for me.
This weekend we cleaned the house, replaced the apron chain on the manure spreader (sounds like fun, right?) and picked up the garage. Not much photo worthy there. Although, I actually wish I’d thought to get pictures of the apron chain project, but my hands were full.
Then we had another set of twins born right under our noses while we were working in the garage. So sweet! And doing just fine without any help from us!
Then my “boys” loaded up and went to the local tractor pull and the Ladybug and I ran some errands for a little “Girls Night Out.” (Boy, my concept of a night “out” has changed!) It was a little rough getting everyone up for Sunday School the next morning, but we made it.
Sunday afternoon we had a little excitement of the negative kind. I walked out to check the animals before heading off to a Pampered Chef party and found one of our ewes down, unresponsive in the nursery field. She’s the mother of twins from about two weeks ago and we hadn’t seen any signs of problems Sunday morning. She was burning up with fever (108.7 degrees!) and we thought maybe it was a weird case of heat stroke or something. So we spent Sunday evening with the vet, feeding her with fluids and shearing her down to the skin on the cold concrete floor in the garage to cool her.
It worked and her temp was down in about an hour. She can sit up, but she’s not all the way on her feet yet. And she’s eating, which is a good sign, but we don’t know how much milk she’s producing or if she’ll dry up from the fever. I tried a bottle supplemental feeding for her little boys but they weren’t having any of it and I’ve seen at least one of them actually nursing while she’s laying down. I guess that’s a good sign? We don’t even know what actually caused the fever to begin with.
So the jury’s still out on this little drama. But so far momma and the lambs are hanging in there, even if they are making an awkward mess in our garage.
What were you up to this weekend?