My kid found a newborn lamb in our field this week.
Its mother had abandoned it.
I have no idea why. This is the first lamb of the season so I don’t have any other ewes I can put her with. My kid decided that she would care for the lamb himself. I consistently have upgradement milk kneeling around & a few bottles. Thankfully the little lamb took to the bottle instantly. It is still touch & go when the lambs are this young. My kid knows this & she decided that she is going to sleep in the barn with the newborn lamb last night. It is cold in the barn even though my enjoyable friend and I have barn heaters. If it was up to me I would just blanket the little lamb & put him in one of the stalls near the barn heater! However, I can’t discourage my son’s care about for the sheep. After all, this farm will be her one afternoon if she wants it, and so I put an extra space heating system in the stall & I broke out the sleeping bags. I carefully explained heating system safely to my kid. It is crucial that she understands that portable boilers like this must be handled regularly & turned off regularly. My friend and I don’t want to start a barn fire. She listened legitimately carefully & my enjoyable friend and I all slept pretty warmly out in the barn. I was cheerful to see the little lamb was still alive in the day. I was also cheerful that my kid was the one who turned off the space heating system first thing in the day & then she put it away safely. I suppose she will make a enjoyable farmer one afternoon.