A little lamb needs a helping hand

$735 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 6 months
In the midst of one of the worst droughts on record we find ourselves with so many New Born lambs to feed which was highly unexpected. The severe drought has meant ewes giving birth and unable to have enough milk for their lambs. As the family go around the 90,000 acre station New Borns that are found wondering about in the scrub with no mother in sight are collected by the our grand children age7 and 9 and brought back to the Station main house to be cared for. 

The CWA ladies of NSW have been more than generous by knitting jumpers for the lambs which have proven to be an enormous benefit during the cold nights , without their mothers love and body warmth. With over 25 New Borns and numbers rising each day , the feeding is proving very time consuming and extremely costly. A bag of powdered milk (that’s usually used for calves) costs $95 and lasts 5 days at the moment with feeding taking place three times a day using bottles with teats and lamb feeders for those lambs that can suck. If we can continue to rear these lambs, nearly all females, we will be able to keep them for breeding purposes for when it HAS rained and times are better. So many ewes have already died due to the severe drought, even with our own attempts to feed them pellets and hay (which is now non-existent to buy). 

We we have been gifted with money for 3  bags  of milk powder curtesy of CWA NSW ladies and very blessed so far. This money was donated 2 weeks ago and have 5 days supply left. 

A Helping Hand for a Baby Lamb would take so much stress off the household and any monies raised will be turned back into bags of milk powder  and bales of HAY when the lambs are 6 months old when we can buy any, and will not be just for this Station- but ANY  farmer in the same situation - and there are many out there in desperate need. 

We are not near a city (350 Klm away Broken Hill NSW ) and truely believe in helping other farmers with little lambs to feed that  seem to be forgotten in Outback Stations despite the dire situation and mounting debt. 

A Helping Hand For A little Lamb can bring a smile and a beam of hope back to the faces of so many Outback children just knowing that their new born lambs they are bringing home every day will survive and will have a future. Together we can do this. A big thank you to anyone that can help in any small way possible.  4 bags of milk have been purchased within the last week. Thank you to all who have supported this fund.
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Latest orphaned lambs found yesterday having a drink from the bottle. Hope they live
New born orphans found orphaned yester
Orphaned lambs doing well sharing time
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