Friday, April 24, 2009

The First Lamb is Here!

The first lamb of the year was born today in unseasonably warm weather here at Wild Rose Farm. Highs in the low 80's. One of our Dorset ewes had a healthy single ewe lamb during the day today. The lamb was completely dried off and it's belly was full of milk when we found her late this afternoon. It was probably a little warm for a ewe in labor, but rather nice if you're a lamb being dropped out into the world. #112 and lamb are doing just fine. Note how this first time mother is standing over her lamb .... that's what we want to see. We don't bring them in to the barn if they're bonded and doing ok. It's actually much cleaner out on fresh pasture. In a day or two, you won't be able to catch this lamb in the field!

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