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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Fun and Sad


It is always fun baking with this kid.
LN is trying a cake recipe for her 4-H Favorite Foods contest.
Her entry forms are due Friday so of course we just chose a cake to test.
We always cut it close but not usually this close.
Spice cake with chocolate pecan filling and chocolate glaze
Sounds good but we'll see.
She baked the cake layers today and will finish cake tomorrow.
That means cake for supper, yum!
 
Lambs are being born.
7 but only 5 are still here.
A ewe stepped on one of her lambs and broke her leg right after being born.
After splinting her she never got mobile enough to clear her lungs or get enough nutrition to survive.
Another ewe seems to have a cold or pneumonia.
We've medicated her but her lamb died.
I think she got sick from whatever her Mom had and transmitted through her milk.
This is the part I hate about having animals but it is a fact of life.
I have another cow due (actually a few days overdue) and 2 more ewes.
I'm hoping my bad luck has played out.
 


8 comments:

  1. Such sad news! I hope everything goes well from here on out ☺
    LN does look fun and she bakes!!! Fabulous daughter you have there mamma :)

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    1. Kelly, thank-you I appreciate the support. Yep my kid is pretty cool over all. Now have to make the icing and filling which seems complicated. I'll post after it's completed.

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  2. You are right, "fact of life" but it does weigh on us.

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    1. I know it Kristina. I just get fed up with it sometimes and have to re group.

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  3. Lisa,

    So sorry to hear about your lambs.
    Good luck to LN with her baking and 4H food contest.

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    1. Thank-you Sandy. I just have to accept what is. It's hard.

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  4. Kristina is right, we know it's inevitable when raising animals but it's still no fun. I hope all the other births go smoothly. Your daughter does look to be having a blast! :)

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    1. Thank you Candy C. I'm going to keep plugging away. LN always has fun as long as I keep her fed.

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