Friday, July 15, 2011

Stinky Bottom and Lambert Update

Elise is a special kid.  She is the first born of Sophie, our bottle fed and raised in the kitchen goat.  Elise has to be there first, eat first, drink first, be the loudest and bounce higher.  I would love to say she is a lady. Nope, she is a tom boy.  Well I think Elise ate a little too much of the fresh hay and got stinky bottom.  Otherwise known on our farm as pigging out disease.  I would be worried if more than one goat had diarrhea but it is only Elise.  If the whole herd came down with diarrhea I would fear clostridium and treat everyone accordingly with Coreg.  Just one stinky bottom requires Pepto Bismol twice a day and a good healthy dose of ProBiotics.  While out taking care of Elise we went ahead and separated the last lambs from their mom, gave them their last CD&T shot for this year and dewormed. Never a dull moment. Now it is noisy with the lambs being sad and I swear I heard Ciera give a whoop of joy in the ewe pasture. I think she is, yes, she is dancing! Oh, please cover those udders girl. You ain't as young as you use to be. Sorry.....

Ted held Elise and I administered the Pepto.  She held it in her cheeks and refused to swallow. Just like a goat. "I will do it in my time and like I want."

Now for the Lambert update.  He is doing well, happy but still thinks he is NOT A SHEEP!

He is the only lamb that gets to come out of the pasture and play in the barn. Once in a while we have to rescue the fella. He is very curious and requires supervision.

Of course he is just one of the dogs. They all get along very well.

Then at the end of the day it's time to go back into the lamb pasture. 

As we go back into the house we hear a frustrated little boy voice say "but I'm not really a sheep. I want to go in and watch Ellen and drink ice tea".  Poor little guy.  At least he will remain with us when the other lambs go away.  We love you Lambert.
Much Love and Prayers from Mainely Ewes Farm.

10 comments:

Lee said...

Our pony foals always get diarrhea when the mares on their foal heat. It's ugly. We do pepto too, along with zinc oxide on their raw little bottoms. Hope Elsie is better soon.

Marigold said...

Oh. Not the dreaded stinky bottom! Say it isn't so!

Mimi Foxmorton said...

What a Peaceable Kingdom......

(And those lips in the Pepto shot are a hoot!) ;)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

In the winter, when a sheep goes down, one of my secret medical weapons is warm Powerade or Gatorade. Put it in a large syringe and push it down their throats. It warms them and restores their electrolytes...way good!
Give Elsie a hug and hope she's better soon.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i love your animals! they are so cute even with stinky bottom! our grocery stores carry candy corn all year long!

Michaele said...

When I gave our goats Pepto once, they actually liked it. Couldn't believe it. Mind if I borrow the term stinky bottom? hahaha

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Bless your heart.......at least you know how to take care of the problem. It's a constant job to keep everyone healthy......isn't it? So glad that Lambert is doing better. Hope Elsie gets better.

Anonymous said...

Hello ! I read your blog faithfully and love it ! Your farm is beautiful and soooo green. The heat is killing us in s. Illinois ! I was wondering how you met Ted. He works hard and it seems like through the pictures that he is a great guy ! I hope that I'm not being tooo personal but I feel like I know you all from reading the blog and just was interested. Also how are the chickens doing ? I'd love an update. Thank you for cheering up my day when you post ! Todd

Peggy said...

Oh I just love Lambert!!!!!

katiegirl said...

Wow, Lambert has gotten big!