Poor Molly the blonde ewe didn’t make it, making little Shrimp an official orphan. Little Shrimp may be shrimp size but that little lady has a set of lungs and a baaaaa that could be responsible for the Californian earthquakes. Last night as the sun set and the rain continued to fall the tiny lamb’s new life began. Shrimp’s new home is a dog house and lamb and dog house were loaded into the truck bed with a bedraggled wet Bran the Border Collie. My newly half remodelled kitchen has again become an extension of the sheep barn and my sleep is interrupted by a bawling hungry lamb. Shrimp has designated the clearly bewildered dog her new mom and with no where to escape, Bran wanders the kitchen followed by a little lamb in a baggy newborn’s diaper. When it all gets a little too much, Bran retires to his king size Costco dog bed, nose into the corner determined to ignore the bothersome Shrimp but clearly the lamb hasn’t yet discovered body language and promptly bounces into his man space. It shouldn’t happen to a dog !
Kevin is taking a well earned day off, all week he has seen the best and the worst of life on the ranch, he has had sunshine ( a little) and rain ( a lot !!) he has seen birth and death and he has lived a life that only a rancher can experience. Thank you Kevin, sleep well, you deserve it !
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Take care, keep safe, M