Can you foster or adopt the most adorable bottle lambs ever?
While I would like to say life on the farm is perfect, it just isn’t so. Life and birth is a fragile process. Each year at lambing season we experience some challenges and create our own NICU pens for the orphans, the third lamb born to a ewe that has just enough milk for 2, and the lambs from ewes that aren’t producing enough milk at all. Occasionally we have a teen ewe mom that just doesn’t know what to do at all and refuses to take care of her babies. Thankfully these are the exceptions but boy do they make our barn chores long and hard at an already busy season. On Valentines Day we had 23 lambs born in 24 hours! All 16 lambing pens were full and we used the aisles as well. That is a lot to take care of. So, if you want something to eat your grass down this year and something to love right now, would you consider a bottle lamb from This Old Farm? If you can only foster, we will take them back at weaning and return them to the flock. $100 will take home a bottle trained lamb from our very own bottle trainer, Rebekah. Rebekah is now a freshman in high school with a little less time, but she still is our official troubled lamb nurse. She does wonders at getting them off to a good start using patience many of us adults wish we had. She makes sure they get a good amount of colostrum in the first 24 hours and then that they transition to a bottle. Whether is be a project for your kids or for you, I guarantee having the “Mary Had a Little Lamb” experience will bring joy to your life. Call us today at (765) 324-2161 to arrange a time to come meet your next fairy tale experience!