a tan/black buckskin doeling with white legs we are calling Mindy,
and a black doeling with a white belt, white star and frosted ears we are calling Mearth.
Then when I was at work (of course!), Mona decided to give birth between Tom’s barn checks and to apparently ignore one of her lambs completely. So Tom came out to find a lifeless appearing lamb. He did mouth to mouth breathing and chest compression, and the lamb started breathing a little. Then he swung the lamb, dried and stimulated, and he finally seemed more lively although would not stand or eat. He was cold so was brought into the house and warmed. When brought back out to the barn still would not nurse or stand and was breathing hard. He chilled again quickly so Tom milked colostrum out of Mona and brought this and the lamb back into the house. He warmed the lamb again and this time he sucked the bottle and colostrum down well. He was still having difficulty standing but was brought back out to the barn and laid next to his brother at midnight. Then Mona finally licked him and laid down next to him and he nursed. By morning he was standing and acting vigorous. When I came home from work this morning he is looking and acting like nothing had happened, but Tom looks very tired. Tom definitely earned the right to name him so he’s “Buster”:
His brother is McFly.
I will need to go back out and get better photos to put on the website, but all are doing quite well at this point. I think we are getting better at this lambing and kidding stuff as we have had two saves this spring- PeeWee and now Buster. Four ewes and one doe to go!
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