March

This is shearing day.  Many of you have asked how we where able to shear the ewe with the lambs.  Here they are!  Abby has control of the lambs and Gwen has control of the ewe.  

I don't have a great picture of the barn to share this week, but here is a glimpse.

I don't have a great picture of the barn to share this week, but here is a glimpse.

It’s the first week of March and I still feel like we are mid-winter!  The groundhog, the calendar, the birds, they all think that spring is just around the corner, but I’m dubious.  It may just be that because lambing season is at that midway point.  Half of the sheep have lambed; we have 30+lambs right now.  Yesterday I had two ewes that were obviously in labor.  I watched them and they just didn’t get busy.   When I had help in the barn I checked them.  They were just beginning to dilate.  It was very late last night when the first one delivered and then early this morning the second one.  As I look at the pen of pregnant ewes, it looks like we could have a couple of days to rest up before the next group is ready.  As hard as it seems to continually keep check on these sheep, it is very rewarding.  The lambs are bouncing around the barn now.  If this cold weather would just break so that I didn't spend so much time putting on the layers of clothes it would be so much easier.

Posted on March 3, 2014 .