Sunday, June 7, 2015
The picture above is a favorite ewe "Butter Cup"....who never lets me fill the water tanks by myself she insists on being right there with me and if I'm not paying consistent attention by rubbing or scratching her she will paw at me to remind me that she needs my attention. Behind her are two lambs taking refuge in the shade of a calf hutch, the middle lamb is a ewe with a very consistent fleece from front to back and the little white lamb in the rear is a scurred ram that we will be retaining in the flock.
This photo shows most of the adult ewes in the flock. At this time the older lambs were penned up and being weaned. I find this much easier on the ewes going into warmer weather. They can put the weight back on their bodies rather than into milk for their babies...when their babies are old enough to eat grain, hay and grass.
Have a GREAT DAY!