Lambing Season 2019

| 2/9/2019 12:00:00 AM


farm signEvery year as January draws to a close, and February begins, I start to count sheep. Lambing time is always near, and I have to keep track of my girls. So out comes the cold weather outfit, and I make several trips to the barn a day, accompanied by my faithful companions.

getting ready

I've had these particular sheep for three years now, and I'm just beginning to learn their habits. According to my records, Honey and Lacey always lamb early and in close succession. This year, they lambed on the same day. Honey gave birth to twin rams in early morning, and by sunset the same day, Lacey had given me another ram, and the first ewe of the year.

New moms & babies

Hair sheep are much easier to care for than wool sheep. Years ago, once we got the new mothers put into a stall, we would have to give both mother and lambs a series of shots, and additives. Now it is simply a matter of electrolytes and molasses in the water and probios for the babies.

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