|Mo says "I'm ready to go to work!"|
|Vegas - our youngest guard dog.|
I love lambing season - there's something about new life that makes the days exciting. This is our first year lambing in the fall, however, and we're finding it a bit different. First, the feed quality is not what it is in the springtime (when we normally lamb), which makes meeting the nutritional needs of the ewes more difficult. We're finding that we need to supplement the pasture grasses just to keep the ewes going. Second, since it's been warm (actually, downright hot), we've been somewhat worried about dehydration in the lambs. Third, since these ewes weren't raised in our system of pasture lambing, we're having to adjust to their mothering style.