Thursday, January 27, 2011

Now We Wait...

According to my records, we should start lambing in about 26 days.  We're lambing out 125 +/- ewes this year, and we've made some management changes that should concentrate 90% of the lambing in the first 2-3 weeks of our lambing season - in other words, we'll be insanely busy in less than a month.

In the meantime, we're waiting.  The ewes have been vaccinated, so there's little husbandry work left to do before the lambs begin to arrive.  Our work these days entails moving the flock onto fresh feed every 3-4 days.  Our work also entails worry and expectation - worry when we see problems, and expectation for the year ahead.  I guess it's the shepherding version of Advent!

Here are some photos of the pregnant ewes.  Stay tuned!




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