Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Ram fight, hay and lambs!
On Wednesday my rams had a fight. Craigrothie the white used to be the boss ram,but Drummond the musket took over.
On Friday I dewormed my ewes and sold a ewe (PS23 Buttercup) , then on Saturday I got a semi load of hay and went to a funeral.
On Tuesday there were lambs! This first lamb (the one with black spots) was rejected. We found her in the snow unable to get up as her back legs were frozen. She's fine now. The dam is Alice my Merino.
On Wednesday there were more lambs! Meatball the dam is a Corriedale/Dorset. I got coats on all the lambs.
Yes I know I left my rams with my ewes too long in the summer, but there are only two ewes who can breed out of season. So this is what I get ...
In 5 week I'm going to be shearing my flock-I'll have lots of nice wool and mohair! In 2 months (last week of Mar. except for a doe who'll kid in mid-Mar.) the rest of my flock will lamb/kid. I'll have lots of babies!!!