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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2018, 06:14:47 PM »
Gosh they grow fast!

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #61 on: March 21, 2018, 08:40:27 AM »
Wow 14 to 50# in just 30 days.  Best of luck to you with your herd.

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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #62 on: March 21, 2018, 09:52:30 AM »
Wow, MikeM, lots of babies steady coming. Know that is exciting for y'all. They are so cute!!!

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Re: Lambing Season 2018 - All done
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2018, 01:11:35 PM »
This lambing season came to an unexpected but good for us ending.  We had a customer from last year that called and asked if we had any exposed ewes and I told them we had 3 due to lamb any day now.  He made me a decent offer and came to pick them up this morning.  I didn't plan on selling any of the yearlings but it works for us.  I hope y'all enjoyed this thread as much as I enjoy doing it.

Some might remember the Akbash 'puppy' that we brought home last August but it's hard to call him a pup any longer.  He still has a lot of growing to do but is right at 100 pounds now.  The close up of my ram Ringo is his "I'm going to stare at you till you give me an animal cracker" look.  The ram and the pup have a love/hate relationship going on and I try to keep the pup under control but if he isn't instigating something with the ram it is the other way around.

I had my shoulder surgery post op this morning and the Doc said go back to my regular routine and his philosophy is that if I'm doing something and it hurts, stop doing it.  :)

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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2018, 02:06:46 PM »
mike-----good advice from the doctor....I did that after both back surgeries, and I recovered quickly!! So glad that you are good to go!!

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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #65 on: March 21, 2018, 06:03:23 PM »
Mike,

Take good care of that shoulder. I absolutely love this thread and appreciate your willingness to share the stories and pictures of your farm.

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Re: Lambing Season 2018 - pictures may be considered graphic.
« Reply #66 on: April 27, 2018, 09:09:11 AM »
One additional post to this thread - we have one yearling ewe that we didn't think was pregnant when we finished the last group and had her separated to take to the sale barn with the ram lambs.  We got to looking at her more closely last month and decided she was actually with lamb so we kept her around.  She came up to the rear of the house yesterday afternoon and gave birth to twins and since she gave us so much advance notice I had time to get the camera - one ram and one ewe lamb both right at 8 pounds.

I'll be happy when they are through shedding since they look terrible right now.
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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #67 on: April 28, 2018, 10:16:03 AM »
Mike--what a pleasant surprise!!!!!!
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Re: Lambing Season 2018
« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2018, 01:51:12 PM »
What a nice bonus for the year!
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