Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Getting ready to lamb

Yesterday, we made the last major preparation for lambing, which will get underway in earnest in about a month. On New Year's Eve, we moved the ewes to the Doty Ravine Preserve in Lincoln, where they'll stay until they are done lambing in March. Yesterday, we vaccinated all of the ewes and ewe lambs for tetanus, over-eating disease and other disorders. By vaccinating a month before lambing, we ensure that the lambs have some protection from these diseases, as well. We also trimmed feet on all of the lambs and moved each set of sheep onto fresh pasture. Now, we wait!

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