Sunday, February 19, 2017
I had a ewe with large bag (seemed like edema) I've been watching closely. I put her up last night in big stall inside so she could birth alone if needed. I checked her at 4:30. Nothing, laying down chewing and breathing normal. I came inside and read. Went out about 7:45 and found two rams. One up and hunting for breakfast. Her udder has so much swelling he will struggle to get some but hopefully he persists. If not I'll help soon. The other ram was huge but dead. She cleaned him off but no life. I feel guilty. I don't like going out early yo feed on Sundays. As soon as I open the door everyone starts screaming. S gets in late Saturday from an auction he goes too. I let him sleep in some if I can. What if I was out earlier to check instead of worrying about him or finishing one more chapter in my book? I know, I know but ... Just sad... I struggle with this as I only have smaller size flock. I might not notice if I had more? Yesterday the guys building S's garage came back. After an hour one side of roof was mostly done. By days end the siding up to eaves was done on three sides. I left at noon to go work for CPA till 6pm. I see they left skid steer so maybe they will be back Monday with it being holiday. The young man in charge works for another contractor so he only works here on Saturdays so far.