I wanted to introduce you to the patriarch of the next generation: Heron the Ram. He just turned one year old. His fleece is AMAZING!
We have left three ram lambs intact this year. So, round about mid-July we will have to pull them from their dams and run them in their own mob until they come up to weight. They need to basically reach close to market weight (140 lbs.) before they go in with the mature rams.
Well, tomorrow we will re-attempt to put the ewe-lambs back out with the ewes. We tried to do a three-week weaning earlier in the spring, but that just did not work out. When we turned them back in with the ewes after the "first weaning", they went straight back to their mammas and the udders came right back!