Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sadness


I am sad for John tonight - Susie had her lambs today - a ewe and a ram, but the little ewe didn't make it - he reminded me that she lost one of her lambs last year too (I had forgotten that) She seems very down tonight - altho she did eat all her grain and it looked like she had been nibbling on her hay. Hopefully he will call the vet tomorrow if she hasn't perked up any. We haven't come up with a name yet for the little guy, but he's cute as a bug. White with a grey saddle, kind of a brownish head with a kronet spot - looks like a big white unibrow. Hope he makes it.


I'm also sad for my friend Michelle at Boulderneigh (http://www.boulderneigh.blogspot.com/) - she lost a very good friend today. Her friend had been ill and her passing was not unexpected, but it is still hard to say those goodbyes - I hope her memories of good times with Joan will sustain her through these next few weeks.

6 comments:

Kathy L. said...

I will be sending all my good thoughts and prayers for all of you today. If you feel a soft kiss of a breeze from the SW, don't worry...it's just me.

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

How sweet of you to remember me while you guys are dealing with your own sad circumstances. Does John have any idea why Susie loses one? Any visible deformities or anything? Can't wait to see photos of the little guy; his color sounds intriguing!

Rascal said...

Very sad news. Purrs and tail hugs.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry about the ewe lamb Tina and John. I hope Suzie bounces back for you and takes good care of her little guy. If I have any sluggish ewes (or lambs) I give them a couple doses of Nutri-Drench ~ it seems to work miracles.

I think I finally figured out how to sign on so that I can post on blogger again!

vlb5757 said...

I don't know how you guys deal with the babies that don't make it. It's just so sad that something so small goes so young. I sure hope the vet can help the mom perk up. Like any other mom, she must be depressed.

Maggie said...

Sorry to hear about your loss of the wee lamb. Your photos of the others in your previous posts are all so very cute.

That apricot coffee cake looks soooo yummy. I shall copy it and put it on my kitchen counter.. then maybe I might even try to make it.

Just today I read a short article about lewisias. Apparently they do not do well on the west coast. They like a drier hot summer and seem to need a good cold winter. So, here, I guess they need really good drainage and maybe even a roof to keep out all the rain we get. Mine are just in a very gravelly bed that is raised about 8 inches off my basic clay soil. The rocks around it hold the pea gravel, sand and soil in the bed.