Every 4 hours we are outside checking, more often if a ewe seems to be close to the big show.
I'm kind of a mess right now but presently dry, in clean clothes post a hot shower, and my nail polish is only slightly chipped so bring on the world. I was finishing up my last check on the ewes before bed when the first fat flakes of this storm started to fall.
They are usually round and you can mistake them for a corn or callus.
Plantar warts are usually flat rather than raised because they are covered by the top layer of the tough skin of the sole of your foot.
Onward into the storm, into lambing, into choices and luckless slinging and all the dirty joy.Knowing what plantar warts look like can help you figure out what to do next for a painful spot on the bottom of your foot.It could be the common foot wart, also called plantar verruca.Now that you're here, let me explain why I'm bottle feeding Bette Midler. It was after 8PM when I got home and discovered her.I wasn't expecting lambs for a week or so at the earliest. I knew I could set up a jug for her in the smaller sheep shelter and put down fresh bedding.I don't have health insurance and I wasn't going to try and pull one 150lb animal out of a flurry of grain crazies in the dark with a bossy 1200lb mare.So instead of that "easy" option I would have to chase, corner, trap, catch and drag Hannah into this jug setup I built in the 25º dark. Because it was easier on every animal on this farm to just bottle feed the ewe for a few weeks and then bring her to the flock.So unless I get two sets of twins I'll be buying in some meat lambs to raise on pasture and grain, which I did last spring to fulfill shares. The ol' chess board gets dusted off and set up and the strategy for a summer begins.Lambs are one piece, piglets another, chicks, poults, ducklings, kids.. My chess board would be just the knight pieces - but instead of horse heads they would be every beast I raise and able to move in every direction, levitate, and then die or make more pieces... I just got off the phone with the electric company about a payment plan to stop the power from being shut off.When I tried to see if her mom would claim her; Hannah ran off - a black sheep into the black night. I could run inside, gather supplies, set up heat lamps and extension cords and tarp up the wall with the loose boards that let snow in.I could install a water bucket on a snap clip, build a gate, and then run around the field alone trying to catch the ewe on the lam (Off the lamb?! I could try to bribe her with grain but that seemed impossible without including two big horses and six other sheep also gathering in a tight space for grain.