My child found a newborn lamb in our field today.
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 his with. My child decided that he would care for the lamb himself. I always have replacement milk kneeling around as well as a few bottles. Thankfully the little lamb took to the bottle instantly. It is still touch as well as go when the lambs are this young. My child knows this as well as he decided that he is going to sleep in the barn with the newborn lamb last night. It is freezing in the barn even though we have barn heaters. If it was up to me I would just blanket the little lamb as well as put him in one of the stalls near the barn heater. However, I can’t discourage my son’s love for the sheep. After all, this farm will be his one day if he wants it, then so I put an extra space heating system in the stall as well as I broke out the sleeping bags. I carefully explained heating system safely to my son. It is pressing that he understands that portable boilers like this must be handled typically as well as turned off typically. We don’t want to start a barn fire. He listened undoubtedly carefully as well as we all slept pretty warmly out in the barn. I was thrilled to see the little lamb was still alive in the afternoon. I was also thrilled that my child was the one who turned off the space heating system first thing in the afternoon as well as then he put it away safely. I suppose he will make a fantastic farmer one day.