15 May 2008

The Caboose

I'm way behind on lambing news. Our final ewe delivered two weeks ago (April 30th), but I was too busy to post on it. It was a male, and a single birth. It was the ewe's first lambing, and she's not the biggest sheep, so we weren't expecting more than a single lamb. We're just glad everything went smoothly, and the "caboose" lamb is now with us. He looks like he'll have a black topcoat, and a beautiful gray undercoat. Should provide a gorgeous fleece this fall.

That makes 16 live births from 8 ewes --- 200%. With one death by an over-excited dog, we're left with 15 survivors. That's a bumper crop by any standard, and we should eat well this winter.

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