A yarn following sheep, lambs, wool, and natural dyeing ....
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Lambs Out & About!
Wild Rose Farm - Ewes & Lambs In Front Paddock
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the ewes & older lambs have been out doing some grazing. We're having nice, cooler weather with overcast skies & a bit of rain scattered in too. MUCH nicer than mid to high 80's with the trees not fully leafed out yet. We have 1 ewe left to lamb and then we're done ... always a straggler in the group, eh?
Lambs Learning To Graze
The lambs learn by watching & doing ... here the lamb is nibbling the seed head off of the grass stem. If the weather was warmer and sunnier, the local farmers would be out in their fields. It is time to be making 1st cutting hay. As it is, we have already mowed or brush hogged down the section of pasture that the sheep have been grazing while they were lambing.