Sunday, August 02, 2015

Another Ewe Lamb!

Some things are moving along at a snail's pace it seems and others are going way too fast. I have moved ten lambs to Ogilvie and the remaining 25 sheep are still at my place.  We haven't gotten fencing done because we've had to wait for the dirt work to be finished around the new pole building and the rain keeps delaying the dirt work.  The lambs are in the lean-to portion on hay for now.
Lambs at Ogilvie. Lucy in the center is 3/4 BFL 1/4 Shetland. Pi on the left and Clyde on the right are purebred Shetland ram lambs.
We plan to build another cattle panel and T-post shelter for the ewes at my house to get them out of the pole barn. That way the pole barn will be clean and dry and ready for potential buyers. :-)
Good news! River Oaks Mystery delivered a 7.8 lb. single ewe lamb unassisted on July 25th (she's a first time mom at age four). She's a great mother. I am SO happy that her lamb was sired by Jester, my Teeswater ram! You can see the resemblance in these photos.

I can't wait to see the Shetland/Teeswater fleece!

Grazing the side yard in Mora. The lambs are getting bigger!