Thursday, March 3, 2011
A Lambing Journal - Day 10
It's 6 a.m., and I'm getting ready to head back to the ranch. While our loss of lambs seemed to slow a bit yesterday (only lost one), I'm still concerned. I realize that part of my frustration comes from fatigue, but every ewe that calls for a lamb that has died reminds me of my inability to solve this problem (so far). We should have a preliminary report from the diagnostic lab at Davis today, which will hopefully give us some clue as to what's going on. As I've said before, lambing is normally my favorite time of year. This year is different. I feel powerless and ineffectual.