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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

How long...

How long can a body go without solid sleep ? 
Mine can't go more than 24 hrs.
I did more the other day!
I stayed up most of the night only catnapping between checking the labor and delivery. The next morning R showed up early and we worked most of the day on the calf, syringe feeding him, splitting his legs, holding him up to try nursing.. He has swelling in his head and tounge. It's a result of being so big and being squished in canal for a long time. It'll go down but makes nursing difficult. 


You can see the swelling and splits. We will try to take splits off tomorrow. 
I crashed last night and slept solid till this morning.
He survived the night so must have done something right.


He toddles around and must be nursing. I see him searching under there. He hollers sometimes but I blame R. She spoiled him by sitting with him all day yesterday petting and loving on him. 
I know survival of the fittest and all but with a smaller show animal herd we can work a little harder to save animals.
He is strong just needed a little help because of his size.


This lil boy does not need help. He flys around their field. He runs constantly. It was shocking to get him laying down.

Still doing taxes for a CPA. The 15th is rushing up on us. Mine will be last or on extension. Oh well I'm learning a lot.



6 comments:

  1. Oh, what cuties. You need a vacation after all that. Especially after taxes are over.

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    1. Taxes never finish. As soon as completed start on next year's records. Uggh

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  2. The births on your farm are coinciding with tax time and your work off the farm! Yikes, could it be any worse as far as your beauty sleep goes?? Good thing you're so tough. Hang in there, girlie.

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    1. Wish I could claim them as dependents MamaPea.

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  3. Awful cute calves! There's never a dull moment on a farm, I think - especially in the spring. Looks like the little guy is coming along very well. Hope you get to catch up on your sleep - maybe April 16?

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    1. Thanks Susan. I'm never caught up on sleep but nice thought.

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