Yesterday was a terrible day. We had to put down one of the lambs, Belle. Her joint inflammation was just getting worse and her quality of life was deteriorating. She could hardly get around & certainly couldn’t run and play. There was no way she would have made it, and I couldn’t bear to see her in pain. It was a very sad evening here & I did not sleep well at all.
Today the sky is gray and I’ve been spending extra time with Mona Lisa, the other bottle lamb. She survived the horrible battle with pneumonia and is absolutely thriving. But she seems a little lost without her friend. She’s having a nap after a nice warm bottle so I decided to come in and take a look at the eggs in the incubator.
You see, this week our Pilgrim geese started laying!! I am always so happy when we get those huge, white eggs. This year it’s even more thrilling because we are shipping eggs to new homes. I am thrilled to know there will be more people raising these wonderful birds.
SO. In the first weeks the laying is not consistent. An egg here & there. But on that first day we found 2 & I decided to pop them into the incubator and see what we got. I didn’t have high hopes for fertility, because those first eggs have a high probability of being duds. BUT I just candled both eggs and BOTH are showing development on day 4!!
I am so thankful for these happy moments, they can really brighten a dark day.