|Anastasia #5539, arch nemesis|
|A nice view of the Lobby with some moms and a curious pony|
After moving every-sheep into the lambing jugs, I was put in charge of giving Vitamin E shots to all the lambs that would be going outside, while Siggi trimmed the moms' hooves and also cut the lambs ears with his mark. Then we turned them all out to pasture, those lucky ducks (or sheep). That took a few hours and when we finished we moved onto ear tagging. Maria was in charge of tagging the lambs because there is a process of writing everything down, so I was to ear tag the yearlings in the lambing jugs with their adult number.
Enter Black Beauty (sheep edition) she was the first in the line-up and I went in with the naive confidence of having only tagged lambs before. I was in for a beating. She was easy to flip onto her rump and barely moved as I held her between my legs but as soon as I clamped down with the ear tag she turned into psycho sheep again. I could get good enough grip on the clamps to actually pierce her ear, but it was enough to cut into the skin and tear her ear in half :( oops my bad. I felt really bad and Maria decided that because of my blunder, she will be now named Anastasia. Eventually Siggi came around to show me how to do it on adult sheep, but he had trouble clamping it down all the way too, it wasn't just my weak fingers. Eventually she got her adult number and we didn't waste a tag on her, she got her proper number, she was ok and everyone was happy... except my bruised arm.
|Torn ear on the left... crazy look in her eyes dead center... adult number finally in her ear on the right|
It seems despite my otherwise calm day I had a lot to write about... Hopefully my arm isn't to battered in the morning.
And on that note Good Night!!!