Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Right On Schedule!

WRF Rambouillet #329 & Ram Lamb
The ram went in on November 28th, 2010 and our first lamb was born today on April 26th.  These were the exact same dates as last year ......... right on schedule!   Wild Rose Farm Rambouillet #329  had a single ram lamb out in the pasture this evening.  She's a very attentive mother & came right up with us as we carried the lamb.  We brought them up to the barn since we've been having intermittent downpours so far this week.
These 2 yearlings were quite attentive & interested in the whole process.  They're in the barn because one of them injured her leg in the pre-shearing breakout a couple of weeks ago.  She's starting to put some weight on it, but we'll need to keep her confined until she's fully recovered.  Sheep just aren't that smart and a quick scamper could ruin the whole thing.  Since we're talking about "sheep psyche", the 2nd yearling is with her strictly for flock companionship.  We don't sell a single lamb to anyone for the same reason.  You need to get 2 or 3 so that they are in a group, or you'll end up with a frantic sheep that will injure itself ......

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