Julia came twice on her school conference day to help get the orphan twins bottle fed. Trust me. No easy task. We are not as good as mom.
Then her mom Allison came today and came up with a better technique and the twins ate twice as much as they had the first day. Luckily, no scours (diarrhea) after 48 hours on powdered supplement.
They are probably not getting as much as they would with mom, but we are getting used to the bottle and hopefully they will get used to the change and get easier to get started. There is a lot of resistance, but patience is key.
After the morning shift and watching the herd come and take care of the orphans, we were closing up the barn when I looked on the hill and saw a bear walking the tree line. As it turned out, after closer observation, he is sick with mange.
Our Game Warden was called, but of course, the bear ended his one hour nap in the sun and wandered off before he could be caught. We have the neighbors on the look out as none of us want any of our animals, or us, to share the bear's affliction.