Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lickety-Split Lambing

In theory, our two flocks of sheep (Suffolk and Polypay) should lamb sequentially. First the Suffolk and then the Polypay. We time the placing of the rams so that it happens this way. In theory.

But for some reason this year, many of the Suffolks seem to have been bred later than we'd hoped, causing us to worry about overlapping lambing seasons.

You guessed it; our worries have come true.

Lamb count (so far) today is 15. More to come, The Farmer says...


  1. Oh my! Good luck to you and the farmer!

  2. Wow! Hope the lambs & moms are all healthy & strong. And that you two survive it with smiles, as well!

  3. As for plans, if I can quote Robbie Burns "The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain for promis'd joy!"

    I've tried to plan 3 rams flocks. Lambs I hope will begin around Good Friday. I fear we'll be busy right to end of June!

    Best Wishes for continued success in your lambing season!

  4. And of course the ewes are so considerate to wait until the temperatures take that sharp dip down to 8 degrees at night and the ice storm hits to start lambing, aren't they?

    At least that is what they do here at Serenity Farms ((grin)) Good luck with the rest of your lambing!


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