Lambing and LambTracker

Most of this past year has been spent working on our Lambtracker open source flock management program. As a result this blog has been totally neglected. My twitter feed has been the one thing that I am keeping up with. It’s a lot easier to just send a quick...

Summer Grazing

Summer grazing is in full swing. We are moving the sheep every couple of days to fresh grass. It looks like they are leaving a lot behind but it’s mostly dry tough stems, not very good for nursing ewes and growing lambs. Once the sheep are off a major section we...

Lambing is Over

It’s been very busy but we are now done lambing. We ended up the year with 89 live lambs born and 5 stillborns. 1 lamb died at 1 week of age for unknown reasons. Another was crushed by a wind blown heavy fence so we have 87 lambs left alive. We had a lot of...

April Snow!

Lovely April snow. Yeah I know most folks are tired of winter but this nice wet snow will certainly help our water situation this summer. The new lambs are in the warmest and driest spot on the farm and enjoying it...