Man today went so crazy so fast … Mom and I got up and had an appointment to get my laptop fixed. That is fine but when we went to town we had to stop and get feed and pick up a few things at Wal-Mart. Then we planned on being back to the house in time for the stove repair man to come and fix the top oven in Mom’s stove about 3pm. Simple enough huh??
Okay so we headed to town and got groceries and then went to Wal-mart and then the repair guy. The computer repair man couldn’t get the pc to see the zip drive we had with us and when it did it wasn’t big enough to fit the items we needed saved on it. While him and Mom talked I got a call from the feed store. Our Chicks and Ducks arrived EARLY!!!
Since the computer repairman needed a bigger zip drive to save what we needed off the pc we headed back to Wal-Mart and while we were there we picked up two new totes that we need to put the poultry in. Then we went back to the computer place to give him the Zip drive. While he worked on the pc, Mom and I headed to the feed store to get the chicks. We also picked up Colostrum and feed as well. Then we picked up the pc and hurried home.
When we got home Mom got the chicks in the bathroom and used the Rest room while I went to check the sheep. Mom thought she saw one off by it’s self when we came down the road. When I got to the pasture I found Turtle on her side with blood and membrane exposed. She wouldn’t get up and I paniced. I ran for the house to get Mom.
As I got to the back door I told Mom that something was wrong with Turtle. She asked what and I told her I didn’t know but she better come quick. Mom got to Turtle in the pasture and told me that it appeared the birth was backwards. Turtle is Mom’s baby and with Mom there, Turtle got to her feet and loved on Mom. We got her to a jug and Mom started explaining that with the membrane and blood exposed I was going to have to reach in and see if I could turn and pull the lamb so that we didn’t lose them both. We went right to work getting things we needed … all of the sudden Mom said “I hear something” I kept chatting away and Mom got Mean and told me to shut up. With that she spotted a black and white head bobbing along the fence line of the horse pen. She told me to get over there. And we found that the birth wasn’t happening backwards but we found that we had simply missed the best part …
Once my heart stopped skipping beats and stayed in my chest, I scooped the new baby up and took him to the jug with Turtle. Mom and I took time to laugh about Mom’s baby not having her Mommy with her so she thought she was dying … LOL … Then we took on the job of teaching our first time Mommy that she had to let the little guy nurse. We just take time to talk sweetly and hold Turtle and she lets her baby nurse. In a few days Turtle should get the idea and she will be a great Mom.
As for the Baby, Check this out. He is the biggest one born so far this year. He is knee high and white with alot of Black speckles and he even has brown on the back of his ears … Because of that we called him Chocolate Chip. Chip for short. So you want to see all the new babies from today???
So you think the story ends there HUH??? Nope, that is getting to be about normal around here … At about 3pm the stove repair man came and found that a main board in the stove needs to be replaced. He will order the parts and by next week it will be as good as new.
After that Mom and I went out to actually get a bit of work done around here. While I checked everything Mom worked to get the old wood off the man pen hut. She is using it as a inner wall in the pasture shed to create a wind break and we will be replacing the wood on the hut with what is called ZIP board. When painted it last alot longer then the OSB. And since the OSB was damaged when the wind rolled the hut now is the perfect time to make the repairs.
While we worked we took time to check the calf. Turns out he was bloated. So we jumped right in and tubed him. Then we gave him a few shots and got him to his feet. He did much better so we got back to work. Mom got the boards up and attached with butterfly clips in the shed … Check this out… The new wind break is in place.
Okay, so you think the day ended there…. Nope think again. While Dad and I did chores the calf went down again. Again he was bloated so we tubed him and then poured corn oil into his stomach. A few minutes later we got him to his feet and he ate dinner. We finished chores and ate our own dinner and tonight we will be checking him about every two hours to make sure the oil is working … So How is that for Crazy for ya???