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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2019, 10:14:06 AM »
This is a new thing for Maisy but also the last time since we are set up with separate herds. I love lambs but would just as soon they are dam raised.   :)  She had been one of the few dogs that I knew of that could be left in with the ewes when they are lambing.  The blood smell during lambing gets a lot of dogs excited and can make them unpredictable.   She is older now though and evidently she has decided she wants to be a momma or it may be the recent loss of the other dog that pushed her to that though.
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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2019, 10:09:44 AM »
Our winter lambing is officially over this morning.  The last of the 12 yearling ewes in this group had a ram lamb right at 6:00 this morning that weighed in at 11.1 pounds.  This is one of the largest lambs born to this group and this ewe is one of the smallest.  The spot just outside our bedroom window seemed to be the location of choice this season as almost all of them lambed in this area.  We are carrying 31 lambs right now and the 8 ram lambs that are from 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 months old will go to the sale next week.  We need to get our number of ewes down to around 30 going into winter so there will be quite a few ewes sold this summer also.

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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2019, 03:04:50 PM »
Sweet little lamb :)

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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2019, 12:23:27 PM »
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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2019, 08:43:30 AM »
Me too ! 
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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2019, 09:07:41 PM »
This has been our best group of lambs since we started with sheep.  We have had 17 ram lambs and 22 ewe lambs with only one loss (still born) so that is about as good as you can ask for.  We don't do quick turn around with our ewes and give them a break so they are only bred once a year.
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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2019, 08:59:19 AM »
We will be weaning the last born lambs soon but we weaned the bottle lambs yesterday.  They had only been getting a few ounces a day plus feed so they are fat and sassy.  Maisy made the transition back with the rest of the herd pretty easy as she still looks after them and the rest seem to understand that the lambs are off limits in the pecking order duels.

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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2019, 12:56:48 PM »
Looks like a contented bunch!

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Re: January 2019 Lambing
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2019, 09:20:42 PM »
Beautiful herd, Mike. When I look at that picture, I can't help but think of the John Anderson song, "Black Sheep of the Family"
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