Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:00 pm

I kept a pretty good eye on my Ram all summer, and the first time I saw 2 sheep with only six hooves on the ground, I calculated it out that my first lamb would drop on Feb 23 2013.

I was off by about a month!

We were surprised to find our first lamb today. A healthy, robust but single Ewe-Lamb. It was a scramble to find all my medical stuff, and lambing supplies, but we got everything together and she is with her Mom and doing just fine after tagging and vaccination. This is the earliest I have ever had lambing season begin. From now on, I must get up and check the sheep every 4 hours to make sure no new lambs are born. It is going to be a long, cold month!

Here I am with two of my four other Ewe-Lambs, my Step-Daughters ages 5, and 8.

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Re: Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: ONEDOLLAR On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:14 pm

Allow me to be the FIRST to say CONGRATS!!!!!!!
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Re: Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:19 pm

Indeed! Congratulations!!!!
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Re: Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:32 pm

God bless you for providing your adorable kids with a good wholesome life!
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Re: Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:36 pm

What the rest said!

I know that during calf birthing time I am usually a ball of nerves. Always checking the cows etc. It can be HECTIC and you sure don't get alot of sleep usually...

Good luck this month!
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Re: Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:53 pm

Wait a minute, how can you stay awake if your counting sheep? :? :lol: Congrats.
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Re: Rams Have a Way of Surprising You

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:57 pm

Dann757 wrote:God bless you for providing your adorable kids with a good wholesome life!


I try. Being my step-kids it is hard. Their real dad, who kicked their Mother out of the house so he could have a new girlfriend in, likes life to be all about him and is constantly filling their heads with how sad is is at not having them at his house, and how they live so far away. He really upsets them by saying how unfair life is, but forgets that he was the one who realized he could not take care of them and signed over the parenting agreement to what it is now. It was his choice, no one forced him and it was done outside of court.

In the end I just hope they appreciate being loved just as if they were my own children. In a way it is not hard for me as I grew up in a foster home. My parents had foster kids and I (a biological child) shared my home with hundreds of unfortunate kids. I watched my parents love and adopt strange kids, so I saw first hand how to love someone that is not yours. In the end I hope they see first hand what a good marriage should be like and have a comfortable home life.

It is not easy, and their real Dad is not a Monster, its just that he expected to get rid of their Mom and have everything his way, and when it did not happen, he is upset by it.

A blended family is not easy, but I got two good step-daughters out of it, so I am blessed. Thanks for appreciating that I am trying.
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