Photo courtesy Joe Woolweaver.
I’m getting a bottle lamb this afternoon!
This little ram lamb is one of a set of twins and he has been rejected by his mother. He is a Tunis lamb. I’m hoping to also get a couple of ewe lambs–births are ongoing–but for now, I’m getting this little guy because he needs to be bottle fed. I haven’t had a bottle lamb since Annabelle. I’m excited!
And yes, I realize that sometimes a bottle fed ram lamb can go wrong when they get older, too familiar with people, so please hold the comments on that? If he becomes a problem later, I will do what is necessary (sell him, or butcher him, after the first breeding season).
I’m a farmer now. I do, sometimes, actually know what I’m doing and the consequences. For now, I’m gonna get a bottle, some replacer, and some tiny diapers and enjoy the heck out of this baby!