Thursday, May 22, 2008

Gimpy Lamb!

Well, the vet came out and had a look at the new lambs, and the one with the gimpy leg seems to have broken it. She thinks maybe a llama stepped on him. So now he has a splint. It seems to help though, because already he's getting around more. It must have really hurt before.

The lambs are a boy and a girl, and the boy has the splint. The boy is black and the girl is dark brown. I think we'll name them Indy and Marian, since the Indy movie is opening tonight. Luke and Leia would be appropriate too. We'll have to think about it.

While the vet was here we did 'herd health day' and everyone got their shots. I have to say I was very happy with the vet, and this was our first experience with a farm vet. We got Dr Betsy from Amazia in Brush Prairie. She was very nice and explained everything and had no problem answering all our stupid questions, since we're new to having livestock. We had to catch everyone one by one for shots, even Houdini, and it all went much better than expected. It was easy to catch everyone in the pen, and no one fought too much. Even Houdini just stood there and didn't kick or anything. So now everyone is up to date on their vet care.

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