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Thursday, March 4, 2010

NO stinking puppies...yet!

At this point I'm extremely crabby from listening to her nest and try and get as comfortable as she could in her whelping box in my room. I'm a light sleeper so usually have white noise like my aquarium and box fan on so I can't hear anything else. Well I turned them both off so I could here Ms Ell Bell and let's just say i got barely any sleep and I'm very cranky! This should be fun today when she DOES start whelping. *sigh*

For those following my farm blog, the prolapsed ewe looked like she was in labor at 4am this morning so i ran back and forth between Ell and that ewe for a good 90 mins before i told the sheep she's on her own. The 7am barn check resulted in a ewe chewing her cud and laying comfortably.

This is a conspiracy!

8 comments:

Rayna said...

always is a conspiracy :) Every year...you should be used to this by now :D

Waveshaker Labs said...
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Waveshaker Labs said...

Make sure you get a nap today because most likely you will be very busy tonight!!!

penni said...

It will work out, Garrett. Deep breathing!

Sherilyn said...

Yup, like Penni said...breathe! She sounds like she's getting close, and no rushing Mother Nature, you know that! LOL Us women are difficult at times. ;) Hugs!

Kelly said...

Breath and get some sleep. Things will be fine. If you are too tired you won't be able to be as clear headed as you may need to be. Just relax. I know, easier said then done.

Cynthia said...

Well, think of it this way: The pups will be full-term and therefore ever so much more robust.

I know...it is hard to keep hearing about watched pots, but it is true. Sleep if you can today.

Holly said...

Hey Garrett, I think you need a barn cam so you can watch the ewes from the comfort of your house.