May 30, 2010


He is doing great! His 'refining and finishing' is coming along swiftly. He is willing and definitely able, and will be a great Mounted Patrol horse when we are done with him.

May 28, 2010

Desdemona's ewe lamb

Desdemona had a beautiful ewe lamb this morning :)

May 26, 2010

Lamb Update

Togepi's premi is gaining strength and is doing wonderfully!!! Arnora's little ram lamb is very strong and ready for playtime. Gem's twins are the largest twins I think we have had. They are jumping for joy and rearing to go!
No other lambs have come into the world yet - we still have 8 more ewes to go!

Star, update

We lost Star last night. After over a week of hand feeding, watering, c-section. . and still feeding and watering by hand, she still refused to eat or drink on her own.
We did everything one could possibly do.

May 24, 2010

Star, update

Star is not doing very well. She will not eat or drink anything. I am still having to feed and water her via a feeding syringe. I don't know what more I can do? I'm just hopeful what I am doing will be enough and she'll begin eating and drinking on her own.

May 22, 2010


Gem had a beautiful set of twins this morning, Black ewe lamb, and a White ram lamb. Both are very healthy and very strong. (quite large as well). They are sired by 'Israel'

May 21, 2010

Arnora's Lamb

This is Arnora's ram lamb :) isn't he cute :)
The sire is 'Springview Bandit'


Arnora had a beautiful Ram Lamb this morning - unfortunately the 'add photo' on blogspot is not functioning properly this morning - I will add photos as soon as it allows me.

May 20, 2010


We had to perform an emergency c-section. We lost the lamb, but mom is doing fine.

May 19, 2010

Pregnancy Toxemia - The miracle Mom: Togepi

Togepi and Star came down with severe symptoms of Pregnancy Toxemia sometime before 6am last Sunday. I called the vet and we followed protocol hoping for the best. We induced labor in both at around 9am (results in approx. 36-48hours IF due) By sunday evening, the vet came out again and IV'd Togepi. I had to stay with her throughout the night preventing her from moving. The vet was straight forward telling me not to expect her to ever get up again. We just were working on keeping her alive long enough to have her lambs. We did not want to perform a c-section just yet. She was not due for another 7 days.
Star was responding slightly better than Togepi, but I think they were just taking turns (I am only one person).
On my 3rd evening, after feeding her manually with a syringe (alfalfa mash), and days of Sub-Q injections and oral polypropylene glycol, and calcium. . . around 11:39pm May 18th, she presented a lambs head and 2 tiny little hooves.
The vet was called because she was too weak to push and I was not sure how many lambs she was carrying. He pulled the lamb ram out and reached in a grabbed the ewe lamb. The ewe lamb was very strong and quick to get up to nurse. The ram lamb was weakened by presenting for some time before being extracted. After much rubbing and moving and momma licking, he finally began to respond positively. I left mom to do the job she is so good at doing. The lambs progressed throughout the night and by morning they were getting up to nurse regularly. I am still feeding mom and administering her meds, but she is so focused on her lambs it makes my job much easier!
Here's one positive result from a negative prognosis of Pregnancy Toxemia!

Star is still in our prayers and when she lambs, you will be the third to know (Star first, me second, you third :))

May 2, 2010


Mac, Koda, Medichi - such a perfect, happy family :)