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Lamb’s Milk Replacer Recipe

Lamb’s Milk Replacer Recipe

Esther is bottle fed. Her mother rejected her so we must care for her till she is able to eat grain.     Lamb’s Milk Replacer Recipe       1 can goat’s milk   1 can evaporated skim-milk   1 egg   Mix ingredients together.  Put half water and half mixture in a baby bottle.  You will have to enlarge the nipple hole a little.  Warm the bottle just like for a baby.  If diarrhea occurs, dilute the milk a bit more.  You can give a lamb a … Read entire article »

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Shearing Sheep

I shear our sheep with the old manual type shears. There is a sermon a day in raising sheep. First of all, sheep need a shepherd. They are defensless animals.They must be shorn regularly. Sheep have an unusual trait in which they give up if immobilized. When I begin shearing, they may struggle, but soon stop.   The shepherd needs to know what is underneath when he is cutting. The wool is so thick, he must … Read entire article »

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Shepherding the Flock

Shepherding the Flock    This article is a long time in the making. I’ve wanted to relate what we’ve learned with sheep for a long time, but the Spirit wasn’t finished. Now, I pray, He is. I am writing this for two groups; those who are interested in sheep, and the pastors who spiritually shepherd a flock.    As the scripture gives many references comparing us to sheep, all of us in the “Good Shepherd’s” flock can … Read entire article »

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Every Sheep has His Day

Every Sheep has His Day

  Reuben – King of the Hay Bale    This is probably the most satisfying of all the farm activities at Shepherd’s Hill.  Raising sheep began as a “vision” that God gave me as a very young woman.  The goal is to have a place where Pastors and Ministers can come to spend some time actually helping with the care and feeding of real sheep.  In turn they will realize why God chose the sheep as a … Read entire article »

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