Friday, August 3, 2012
Yesterday morning we woke to find Susy had also lambed, but for some unknown reason, she has rejected this lamb. Doesn't want a baa of her (sorry, couldn't resist a pun!). She's an older ewe and she's had a few lambs now. Maybe she's just over this whole lambing thing.
Fortunately, the lamb is strong. We've been hand feeding her every couple of hours. She's eating well, and already knows that a pair of human legs equals food.
The plaintive cries though are pretty heartrending. We have her in a little enclosure with Mum. The lamb is trying to feed from her mother, but Mum is completely ignoring her.
Gee, nature is cruel.
So we are all acting as surrogate mothers. I predict this lamb will be a pet for years to come. Any suggestions for names??