Lambing has commenced! Gardenia, a first time mum, gave birth to a set of mismatched ewe lambs almost two weeks ago.
Orange gives Lark a bath. Warbler is so pushy...
Just some early morning ear-nibbling...
Group session on how to chew bubblegum.
Oh, the joy of summer pasture! I am practically on vacation! As of this last weekend, the ewes and lambs have been put out on summer pasture and locked out of the barn. They have two big shade trees and a shelter for when it rains.
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.
The shearing is done, the ewes and lambs have been turned out onto spring and summer pasture, and I don't have to feed hay anymore! Yay! If you are interested in fleece, let me know!