Greeting loyal readers and fellow maremmas, Please do not read this if you don’t like icky photos of deceased sheep, it is about what life is like in the countryside. Love Nellie and Jasper, from sunny but cold Mangamahu Valley, New Zealand.
Part of being on a small holding is dealing with animals and sometimes dealing with animals is not a pleasant task. Our ‘flock’ is tiny. We have three ewes, a ram and two ewe lambs who were just a tad too young for breeding this year.
Last year we had a ewe that had a bad prolapsed uterus. Got her through that and she had triplets. This year it happened again but I did not get to her early enough – it was out too long and she was really a goner. Had to kill her and do an emergency caesarian to get the lambs out. Managed to keep them alive for a while but they were probably too stressed from what Mum had been going through. Probably for the best that she was culled because uterine prolapse is passed on and any ewe lambs she had that may…
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