Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lambs today.... Gone tomorrow

Well, that didn't take long. I ran out to take pictures of the new lambs on Monday morning and couldn't find them anywhere. I saw the Momma hanging out with the other sheep, but no babies. Knew that wasn't a good sign. I searched everywhere in the pasture for any sign of them. Nothing. Thinking they might have somehow squeezed through the fence, I looked all around the pasture. They're gone. No bones or hide or anything. I can only assume coyotes came and took them. The mom must have taken them to the back part of the pasture which is where she gave birth. Being separated from the rest of the animals, including the four guardian donkeys which I'm not too happy with at the moment, must have put them at risk.
So no pictures of the lambs. I think two more of the ewes are pregnant and I need to figure out how to protect those babies. We don't have a barn yet. Hopefully the Barn Fairy will give us one soon! We do plan to build one this year thankfully.
I hate losing animals.


  1. Thats a shame about the lambs sorry to hear that! The donkeys arent doing their job very well as they are to be better watch dogs the dogs ! Have a good day !

  2. Awww! I'm so sorry! Hope you have some keepers soon.

  3. Oh my gosh-I am so sorry Suzanne. That is heart breaking I know--it always hurts to lose any of the animals like that. You may want to consider getting a Great Pyrenees. We got one 2 years ago and I can’t tell you how much he works to keep predators away. He is wonderful.

  4. How heart breaking! I am so very sorry...


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