Friday, April 24, 2015
We are in our second round of lambing. We are having better weather than we did in March, but it has been WET!
Sunday, we decided to bring the lambs that were born on pasture (1-4 days old) into the barn with their mothers. It was pouring rain and 40 degrees, with a prediction of 30 degrees at night. The lambs do not have much wool growth, so we decided it was better to be safe than sorry.
It was quite a task, to catch them (yes, they are fast) and then carry them to the barn with the ewes following-one set at a time. When we were finished, we were all soaked! But, I slept better that night, knowing they were all cozy in the barn, out of the pouring rain.
Today, we docked tails, gave shots, and will put them in the barnyard. The weather is suppose to improve, so they will be back out on pasture by Monday.
The weather never seems to want to cooperate! We have about 10 more ewes to go, along with a few goats. Let's hope Mother Nature is kind to us.