Gretchen finally lambed. The last lamb of 2016. A very large ram lamb by Sterling. He was a bit stuck but is ok now.
We are now officially in the lambing lull, that break between when the AI lambs and lambs from the AI backup rams are due and the lambs sired by the secondary rams are due. It’s been a busy and somewhat difficult lambing so far.
We got the ewes out onto one of the pastures. There isn't much grass but we need them to start moving so they are in good shape for lambing. They sure like to go out and find the tasty bits. They are moving in and out a lot and that will help with their condition for...
Shearing has begun. We're betting on twins in there. And twins most likely in this one too.
Pregnant Ewe The ewes aren't due to lamb until the last week in April. However, they are really round now. I always tell people that our sheep are wider than they are tall when they are heavily pregnant but most folks don't believe me. So here is the proof!
Passed this range sheep flock outside of Delta grazing the old corn fields.
We had some good friends over so I made a special mutton leg roast for dinner. No spices necessary, just cooked properly. It came out wonderful and we had a good time.
Winnie got injured. Emergency vet call to come out and stitch her back up. She crawled through the water tank to get to the other pen of sheep. Something was in there. She got caught on an exposed piece of welded wire and ripped her side badly.
Last day of 2015. Sofia goes out with us to feed every morning. Here she is learning how to sit quietly and guarding the hay. She also loves the rams. There is one that comes up to her to have his face licked every morning and evening.
Delivering a big bale of hay to the ewes. Almost plowed out enough to feed the ram lambs.