In yesterday’s post, I described our struggles to save Dilemma from the parasites which had rapidly overtaken him.
Unfortunately, as I suspected would happen, he died in the night. If there’s anything positive to say at all, at least he curled up and expired right in front of the main pasture gate; that’ll make it all the easier to transport him to our neighbor’s 80 acre field for disposal. With temperatures headed into the 90s again today, we’ll need to get Dilemma’s body out of here ASAP.
With both Dilemma and his sire meeting the same fate — succumbing to a worm load the rest of the flock was handling fine — we’re not sure what to do with the male lamb Dilemma produced this year. He’s absolutely beautiful, and we’d like to keep him for breeding, but the susceptibility to worms concerns us. Perhaps the solution is to keep him, and make sure we aggressively worm him even more than the rest of the flock.