A Dead Goat, A Weak Piglet And An Injured Ewe( Ulog 31 May, 2018) — Steemit

A Dead Goat, A Weak Piglet And An Injured Ewe( Ulog 31 May, 2018)

in homesteading •  6 months ago

It saddens my heart when things like these happen on my farm but what can I do, most of them are not in my control

My visit to my farm today was not a happy one. One getting to the farm, the first thing i saw was a dead kid goat on the floor. I don't know what could have caused the death but i am sure I would have rather had the kid goat not die than to investigate the cause of the death. Well I cant bring the kid goat back to life.

R.I.P Young One

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I just found it lying on the ground.

Another tragedy is that of a piglet that was born weak. Its mum which is the sow bore 6 piglets and lost one, 4 are alive an healthy but this particular one had a weak limb I guess and couldn't stand up like the rest of it's mate. I tried to help it get up but it couldn't. This is very bad for him because he will not be able to feed like the rest of them and might end of dead.

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Even if it survives, it is sure going to look thin.

The last one was the ewe that got stock wandering around. A pig in the pen was the one that destroyed that particular place with the hope of getting out. I guess it stopped because it was getting injured already as the nails which were used to hold the door were exposed already. The Ewe was so unlucky to go through the dangerous place

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The funniest thing is that its kids were still trying to feed off it, not knowing that she was stuck.

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Though i was successful in letting it off but the damage was done already.

This is really sad for me and I am not happy.

Thanks for taking your time to read this.

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Sorry about this. Farming is risky business, I've seen this over and over. Well, good thing is, there are great times too, so, cheer up for the good times are here

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Thank yhu dear

Sadly, this is the unfortunate side to livestock farming, you get to experience losses every now and then. Sorry for the loss.

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I dont think there is anyway i could have prevented it. All the same we thank God for the gift of life.

Thanks boss. I am sure you dont know how much i appreciate your comments.

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You rock bro. Keep your head up and never stop believing ✌️

Sorry to hear about the goat, etc. Would it not help if you knew what happened to it? Or is it normal for an unexpected death like that?

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I cant really say it is normal but when it happens often then it is so abnormal.

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Either way, I hope things take a turn for the better!

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It is just the issue of lack of funds, if not i would give them proper medications. Things are hard though

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You should create a sponsorship program on Steemit. Figure out what the costs are for caring for each of your animals. Give that animal a name. And let people become sponsors and donate for the care of that animal. You could also try and find a vet on Steemit or someone that knows one and see if they would accept payment in crypto.

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I have done something like that b4 but nobody assisted. People were just making suggestions. I dont think people here really care except they know yhu.

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Explain to me how you structured it and maybe we can figure out why it wasn’t successful.

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It was a proposal i wrote on steemit

That's quite bad @ewuoso. Sorry for the loss. But that's agriculture for you. It needs proper monitoring in other to get optimum result.

I also have farm, in fact I based on agriculture primarily. But despite staying around and taken care of my farm animals everyday, you would still find some that will get sick or injured.

Sorry for the loss one's again. Thanks for sharing it with us @ewuoso

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Yeah yhu r right, animals need love and care.

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OMG :(

Ahhhhwwww! I'm so sorry about your loss, I witnessed this also on our livestock then, before we had to give it a break, hope we continue some day though... One just finds out that chicks that one has high hopes on,suddenly gets sick and die just like that........