Our lambs began arriving on March 23rd. First set of twins we found after arriving home from work out in the pasture basking in the sun. I had left that morning thinking, Aurora looks like she’s having contractions but she’s still a few days out. What do I know? Twin ram lambs both moorit mouflons. […]
Here are some of our yearlings. They are looking really good. Very pleased.
So hard to be patient this time of year. As is usual I get antsy a couple weeks ahead of schedule. The earliest date we should see lambs is March 23rd, so I should enjoy this last weekend before starting the routine checks. We will have a few early girls and get busier towards the […]
Getting all set for lambing. Barn is clean, lambing jugs ready, and sheep sheared. This weekend we will be giving everyone their yearly CDT shot and checking feet. We had a ram lamb escape in November and get in with our ewes and ewe lambs that were not being bred this year. He was only […]
We are wrapping up the wonderful year of 2014 and beginning a new chapter with the arrival of 2015. Our breeding season is near its end and soon we will place the rams back together. I love putting the ewes back into their peaceful (mostly) flock, but I am not fond of the re-introduction of […]
I have debated on whether to post this story because I don’t want people to get the wrong impression about Icelandic Rams. I have decided to go ahead though because this incident is part of the reality of living on a farm and working around livestock. Near the end of October, we had all of […]
I can’t believe we are in to September already. Our lambs are growing well and time seems to be slipping by. Feels like we just were sitting on pins and needles waiting for lambing to start. We had an amazing year with our lambs and hope to continue the trend. Acorns will be falling soon […]
Some of my boys let me cool them down with the hose running under their bellies tonite. They quickly figured out that feels oh so good. I always dread this hot spell we get in July and August. Hoping to have the shearer here within the next week. Lambs are growing like crazy. Pita and […]
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Last weekend we began weaning all the lambs. So the wailing and gnashing of teeth began. The moms seem to be a little relieved. The ewes and lambs are right across the fence from one another so they can still see and talk to one another. After the first two days everyone has settled down. […]