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Posted 1/4/2019 9:06am by Renee Savary.

 

It was on one of those glorious Florida Winter morning … dashing blue sky, brilliant sunshine, cold, no humidity …

My lambing season had started a few weeks earlier and, by now, almost every morning I was getting one or two lambs. Earlier that morning I had made my run, moved the new mamas in small protected enclosures like that they would have a few days to recuperate and babies time to get strong enough to go back in the field …

All day long I would keep an eye out, babies would get “lost”, mamas would get distracted, the routine … but that particular morning I kept on hearing a baby’s cry, I had gone out a couple of time but did not find any new born and every body looked accounted for .. but again that cry and I could feel it was getting tired …

I put my boots back on, heavy jacket and got out again … Of course the minute I stepped out the crying stopped … I was almost giving up when it started again toward the pond … as I got close I finally saw it, all curled up, a little bundle shivering and whispering, by now exhausted. I snuggled her in my jacket and rush back to the barn, got her some colostrum gel, wrapped her in a warm blanket, put her in a box under a heat lamp.

Later that morning I brought the baby back to the field and to try to match her with a mom but it did not work .. I left the baby with a new mom hoping she may adopt her, did not work …

As the day went by it more and more looked like I would have a “bottle baby” on my hand … and this is how Praline was born … a year ago on January 7, 2018 …  

By the end of that first day she was already out of her box, sipping from the bottle and ready to conquer her world … She just followed me and never looked back …

She is smart beyond her breed and most other breed … she is funny and the devil … She makes me laugh and scream at her 100 times a day and she knows all the cuss words in French .. She is BFF with Felix, drinking buddy to the piglets and running mate with the chickens .. She loves to eat any junk but her fav is plastic and anything electrical ..

She is Praline and we All Love her very much around here … Happy Birthday Baby Girl …   

Praline 1st bday

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Posted 2/18/2016 8:38pm by Renee Savary.
Look who got in last night ....
 
First lamb of 2016
 
She is our first lamb of 2016, yes lambing late this year ...
Mom and baby are doing great ....
 
Lamb 2016
 
We raise a small flock of Gulf Coast Sheep ...
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We use to keep them inside for a few days but it seems that mom and babies are doing better if left on pasture from the start ... so here we go ...
 off to pasture
 
Hopefully this year will be a good one for our lamb ...
Posted 1/13/2014 10:58am by Renee Savary.

The first babies of our lambing season were born earlier this morning,

a boy and a girl from mom Ortie ....

1 13 14

My first glimpse of them earlier this morning ...

first look ...

Mom had moved them close to the gate, away from the rest of the flock ...

Baby lamb

I moved mom and babies to a shelter were they will stay for a couple of days before returning with the rest of the flock. It gives the babies time to bound with mom ...

mom Ortie and babies

cuties

The rest of the crew checking on the new ones ...

donkeys