Article: Mary's Lambventures, 2011: Ahhhh, Mary....

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By Mary on March 28, 2011

Several nights ago I started my nightly check of the neighbor's sheep flock. There hasn't been much for me to do, so I waited for an interesting night to begin this diary. I write about it while it's fresh in my mind while I have a cup of herbal tea and wait to feel sleepy before going back to bed. My usual pattern is to sleep 3 or 4 hours, go check the sheep, then sleep a few more hours. And so here is your 3am report from last night.

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Mar 27, 2011 10:27 PM CST
Name: Sharon
More Mary's Little Lamb Stories! I've loved them for many years, so thank you for sharing them in this article.

And Patti, thanks for giving Mary a great place to share her stories with us.
I can almost smell that pungent pile!!
Mar 27, 2011 10:35 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Thanks Sharon, I love Mary's stories and I am very happy that she picked the Oregon cubit to share them with us.
Mar 28, 2011 11:01 AM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
Thanks for writing an article about your lamb stories MaryE. I so look forward to them this time of year. AND OH! a cubit about Oregan. Thanks Patti for making it Smiling
Mar 28, 2011 11:50 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Thank you Mary, for a wonderful story and lovely photos.

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Mar 28, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Thank you, but I must give credit where it is due. I provided Patti with the info, she put it together into the article. We throught it would be a good way to get people to look into the Oregon Cubit and see what a beautiful state we have. Seacoast, mountains, fertile valleys, desert, Oregon has it all!

And if anyone is interested, I've been writing diarys for several years and posting them on another site. Some of them are about lambing season, some about life here in eastern Oregon, and some about endurance rides in the northwest. Back with the address in a minute. I need to add that info to my profile or signature, if I can figure out how to do it.
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Mar 28, 2011 12:19 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
I am interested in all of it Mary!
Mar 28, 2011 12:30 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Mary, all I did was copy and paste what you had posted in the forum, that article is all you!
Mar 28, 2011 1:17 PM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
Great story Mary. Animal stories always catch my attention, having raised different kinds of small animals throughout my lifetime, and I know how heartwarming new babies can be. Lovey dubby Every time my friend who raises Mammoth Donkeys and Mules has a foal born, I rejoice right with her. What a wonderful day that is! Hurray!
Mar 28, 2011 3:05 PM CST
Lovely Mary! You know I ADORE and follow your lamb stories. They are the best!
Mar 28, 2011 10:12 PM CST
Name: Patricia
Central TX 7b/8a
From my experience with newborn goats and lambs, I would not think a weak, non-nursing baby would survive very long without milk. We used warm water baths to get baby's body temp back to normal and stimulate the nursing reflex. We have only cattle now, and there are far fewer problems with newborns.
Mar 29, 2011 3:23 AM CST
Name: Mary
The dry side of Oregon
Be yourself, you can be no one else
Update on the cold lamb, she's doing very well, jumping around and looking healthy. Sometimes if they are just cold, not really a weak lamb with some other problem, they do fine for a few hours. This one did get a tube feeding of warm colostrum when the next person came to do the lamb check before the night was over. They utilize the antibodies better if they get milk within 4 hours after birth. This one got chilled very quickly because of the snow and low air temperature. We've revived some that were in worse shape with the warm water bath and tube feeding of warm colostrum, (named one of them Lazarus, he became our family pet).
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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