Monday, January 18, 2010

Lambs!

Wouldn't you know it - the lambs started arriving on the wettest, windiest day of the year so far!  This morning, Courtney and Julie discovered a single new ewe lamb, born to a maiden ewe, when they arrived at the Lincoln ranch.  Later in the day, Sami and Lara assisted Lara's ewe, Wooley, in delivering 2 enormous ewe lambs here at home.  We probably have 2-3 more ewes that will lamb early (before the majority of our ewes start in mid-February).

I think it must have something to do with the changing barometric pressure - seems like ewes that are close to lambing will wait until crummy weather.  Fortunately, most of our ewes are good mothers who produce a lot of milk and who take good care of their lambs.  We'll keep a close eye on them during the storms that are due in this week.

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  1. Why do you think they wait until the bad weather?

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