Sunday, May 30, 2010

Busy Days

I have had a lot of busy days it seems. I think everyone has this time of year. Trying to clean pastures and pens up, putting fencing up, taking care of Vanessa and her prolapse, banding little boys and fighting an ear tag infection. But things are under control for a little while, so it's back to introducing the rest of the herd. The next one is JC. She is the one on the right in my opening picture.She's also KC twin sister. She's also a registered Lincoln. My sheep are all sheared in case you guys are wondering. I'm just trying to pull up pictures of them in full fleece so you can see what the breed looks like. JC is my mild, layed back girl. She had one ram lamb last year that I kept. I DE-ram ed him though because I didn't want a lot of rams. I'll introduce him tomorrow. I have 15 adult sheep and 7 babies . So I have a lot of sheep. The couple that bought Jennifer's babies came up to visit them today. As everyone with lambs know they are not approachable until the moms start weaning them so they had to watch them from a distance. Then they become your best friends. I wish they wouldn't grow so fast. Wilson, one of Vanessa's boys has an ear tag infection so I have been putting peroxide on it every day . He is getting use to being handled ofen and he discovered that the back rubs really feel pretty good .So he's not afraid of me. Temps have been in the 90's the last few days with high humidity and I'm afraid of fly strike. I have to really have to watch Vanessa for fly strike too. Her prolapse is out a good 6 inches and the harness will not hold it in. I wash her every other day and I spray her with screw worm spray twice a day to keep the flies off. Does any one know if I can use pin tar on a rectal prolapse? Well....that's it for the day


Michelle said...

That is a discouraging set of problems to deal with, especially with heat and flies. We haven't had to deal with heat yet this year; we're dealing with an extended, cool, wet spring.

Kathy in KY said...

Sorry, I can't be of much help with the rectal prolapse. When I worked at the Univ of KY Swine Research Unit, we would have a few rectal prolapses, and I would just spray them with iodine everyday until they were big enough to sell. Sometimes the farm manager would put a tube into the prolapse to better let the pig "go", but we were never successful at getting the prolapse back in. Good luck with her - I know that that is big problem for you, and I hope all turns out OK for you and your ewe. Take care, from hot and humid KY - where it's going to get to 89 today (Tuesday).