|Consoling themselves with some hay.|
The farm has been noisier than usual.
With the heavy amount of rain in June, we needed to bring everyone in and give them a dose of dewormer. A great time to check everyone over, and separate the lambs that were ready to be weaned.
Weaning time is a noisy business.
The lambs are old enough, we wean at 3-4 months old.
The lambs are big enough, some lift the poor ewes off the ground when nursing.
But even so, they protest! Lots of loud baaing, the first 24 hours. I always feel a little sorry for the lambs. The ewes do not seem to mind as much as they do.
The lambs were kept in the corral this year, so they could see the ewes. After two days, things quieted down. I will keep them separated for about two weeks.
The ewe lambs will be put back on pasture, and the ram lambs will be sold.
We still have some younger, smaller lambs who are still with their mothers, so we will get to do this all over again in another 3-4 weeks.
Just a day in the life, on a sheep farm.