This year was very wet and lambing, calving and whelping were challenging. Our Helga whelped 8 pups and due to flooding on the farm pups were moved several times. She then got mastitis and had to stop nursing for 5 days. Some of the pups got ill during this trial of Helgas and she lost 4 of them. After the pups were about 5 weeks they were weaned and Helga was back in the fields full time. She then became very interested in lambing and calving. When we were not on site during a birth she would assist with cleaning and the sheep got confuse rejecting their babes. We discovered this when our cow calved and we saw her preventing the mama cow from doing her full cleaning and nursing job.
Maremma and Stock Births
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Sarah McKennon the Executive Director of Parenting Matters obtained her Master’s of Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2014. In 2002, she was awarded a Bachelor's in Administration of Justice from George Mason University. Since 2016 Parenting Matters has provided Family Support Services to the greater Spotsylvania County area. Mrs. McKennnon has 30 years of experience working with children and adults diagnosed with a variety of developmental disorders and mental health diagnosis. She has offered services in multiple settings including inpatient, outpatient, day school, rehabilitation facilities, residential facilities, and in the home. Her professional history includes working with clients struggling with behavioral management issues, substance abuse struggles, chronic illness and providing end of life support. She specializes in working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Oppositional Defiance, Mood Disregulation, Substance Abuse and ADHD. Nurturing Parenting, an evidence based curriculum, and Psychoeducational material tailored to meet the needs of her individual clients is her primary support for families. She also utilizes Positive Active Parenting curriculum and has extensive background in the practices of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and other evidence-based methods and have been part of her preferred intervention methods. Mrs. McKennon is passionate about helping individuals and families lead the healthiest and most fulfilling lives possible. She has facilitated and co-facilitated groups covering positive peer communities, restorative justice, skill building, socialization, community integration, parenting groups as well as provided parental support and psychoeducational groups. She is also passionate about providing support to people struggling with end-of-life circumstances and chronic illness. She utilizes God-centered, Biblical life-coaching methods to encourage these clients with meaningful life choices that help them to positively embrace the uncertainty these circumstances can create in a way that fosters hope. Mrs. McKennon is a military wife and a homeschool teacher to her grandchildren. Her personal interests include spending meaningful time with her family, farming on her homestead, researching topics of interest, and helping others achieve healthy lifestyles. View all posts by aparentingmatter