Creep Feeders and More…

Creep Feeders and More…

Last weekend Nick built a creep feeder for the lambs.  Creep feeders provide an additional source of nutrition for nursing lambs.  Since lactation in ewes reaches its peak at three to four weeks of age, it is an ideal time

Icelandic/Black Welsh Mountain twins

Icelandic/Black Welsh Mountain twins

The last few days have been hectic. We have six new lambs, including one set of twins.  There are fifteen new lambs in the barn. Well over half of our ewes have given birth, and the barn has become a

A Whopper and a Surprise

A Whopper and a Surprise

Heading into the barn on Friday Morning, all seemed peaceful.  I knew the routine.  Check the four we anticipate will give birth in the next few days.  Nothing happening.  Next, the lambing jugs.  The new lambs were bouncing around in

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Busy! Busy! Busy!

Were we really complaining about the waiting? Things have suddenly started moving in the barn.  Our lambing jugs are filling up rapidly.  We have three new ewe lambs and our first set of twins, a ram lamb and a ewe

Where are the lambs?

Where are the lambs?

We are waiting and watching, constantly waiting and watching.  All is in readiness, but where are the lambs?  Not one of our very pregnant ewes seems to be in any hurry to get the show on the road!  Our lambing

Francois joins the flock

Francois joins the flock

We have reintegrated Francois into our flock. As he is our only lamb so far, we were a bit concerned about the reception he would get.  He and Franny, his mother,  went in together, while we kept a close eye

First Lamb of the Season

First Lamb of the Season

We have our 1st lamb of the season! Francois arrived at 11am this morning. At least we can be thankful he didn’t decide to appear two days previously while the temperature was at a record low of -9 degrees  Fahrenheit