“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Saturday, January 29, 2011


It was so sad to walk into the barn this morning and find that one of the new bucklings was dead. We really shook our heads on this one. He seemed the bigger, healthier of the two. We did find a cut in his leg that may have been all it took to weaken such a young thing. So now we are extra worried about his brother, but at the 10:30pm check, all looked well. Aidan was napping, but I got him up to nurse, and gave Aziza some more grain. This was the first time that she seemed really hungry for it. I'm not sure how her milk is coming in. Her udder is small and the little guy goes back and forth to nurse. I'm not sure if he's just fussy, or that one side is better and he's figuring out which. Each time we loose an animal, we better appreciate the ones that make it, and try to make the odds the best we can for that to happen more often then not. But as in this case, we just shake or heads and realize that life can be so enjoyed - and so fleeting.


Lois Evensen said...

Awww, I am so sorry about the little one you lost. I hope his brother does well.


Dawn said...

I really enjoyed the last bit on this post. It reminded me too, to appreciate the ones that I have still bouncing around. We've been lucky this year even with our extreme weather.