Yesterday marked one full week of the bottle lambs living here, and I must say that The Boy has done a wonderful job of fulfilling his responsibilities as shepherd. He has gotten up in the middle of the night to feed them, brought them in from outdoors after school, faithfully mixed up milk replacer and kept the fridge filled with sterilized bottles. I'm very proud of him.
The lambs spend their days outdoors now, as it is not too terribly cold and their pen has a dog crate they can go in when the wind picks up. We do give them a hot water bottle for extra warmth when the morning is chilly, and Gram and Grandpa have been coming midday to feed the lambs and ensure all is well (and refill the hot water bottle on cold days). We sure are lucky to have their help with this adventure, among others!
Just thought I'd let you know all is progressing well so far.