Monday, May 3, 2010
Ewe Talk'in To Me?
And finally, here is a picture of one of our 1st timers cleaning off her lamb born on Sunday. This lamb is up and nursing at about an hour & a half after being born. She did a pretty good job of mothering up her lamb. Sometimes with a first lamb, the ewes aren't quite sure what to make of the whole process ..... they'll keep licking and circling the lamb as it tries to get in and nurse. We find it best to leave them alone for an hour or so and see what happens. Most times it works out! Notice the blur of the tail? Lambs wiggle their tails when they are getting milk!
Too busy to sort fleeces for the upcoming Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Fest , but we'll get on that this weekend! We shipped some Rambouillet combed top to San Francisco last week, so we're waiting to hear how that turns out. Marie found us on Local Harvest ..... check it out!