It was a very full day today. More triplets were born, and more bum lambs were added to the pens as we turned out the triplet-moms with only two lambs each. Now the bummies number 16 and counting. I'm mixing up a gallon of powdered lamb milk for each feeding, five times a day. Thankfully, I have help feeding them. It's a lot easier to double-team the babies as any mother knows.
I took a quick trip to town with Hubs. We had to get a trichinosis test for a bull who will be traveling to CA soon, and then we picked up supplies -- 50 pounds of lamb milk, more nipples, chicken feed, and a few groceries. I took a half an hour and went to The Bakery (my fabric store) with G. and Betsy to check out the possibilities for kitchen/dining room curtain fabrics. And found! I'm anxious to get sewing.....soon.
Prairie Paisley by Moda
An hour and a half later and we were back in the truck and on the road to home, and back to our sheep and cows. I helped the guys get the heifers in to give them a booster vaccination which will help prevent scours from happening in their baby calves when they are born. While they were vaccinating, I spent an hour resting (ahhhh) and sipping a cup of coffee and then went back up to the lambing barn.
I told Hubby that I need a housewife -- someone to fix us a hot supper each night, someone to tidy up the house and keep us in clean socks and underwear. She could fix us a delicious snack once in awhile and make the house smell lovely with a lavender-scented mopped floor. Oh, and wouldn't it be nice if the curtains were sewed-up and hanging prettily at sparkling clean windows? If I only had a housewife.
Even so....I managed to fix us a nice supper in a half an hour. Chicken-friend steaks with mushroom gravy, baked sweet potatoes, and roasted asparagus. Oh boy, did it taste good! It was worth the wait. Hubs said, "Take a picture of this meal," so I did.