These sheep are so happy in this warm summer spring weather. And they are lambing beautifully. Kayla has been putting in a Herculean effort checking on the ewes and lambs and making sure they are comfortable, healthy and bonding! The book ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ definitely cannot prepare a soul for what to expect when there are over 200 births in the span of a couple of weeks.
Just imagine all the little lambs sleeping peacefully in the sun. One wakes up and discovers its mother gone, probably about 50 feet away. It starts bleating. And then, just like that, 230 MORE lambs wake up in the same predicament. Lambs calling their mothers, mothers calling their lambs. It’s chaos!
And for the most part the ewes are able to let nature take its course. Bonding immediately to their little ones and getting them to nurse.
When we do have a problem, the indefatigable John Higgins has been a real lifesaver (literally and figuratively) for the herd and our staff. Weekend, evenings, middle of the night, no problem. It’s dedicated, humane and passionate people like this that make animal farming doable and make our farmers feel like there is a real ‘team’ bigger than just the folks on our farm. Thank you John!
Now to the mystery on Aunt Molly.
First, there was a desk. Then a chair. Now there is a full office suite adorning the property that we are currently fencing along Aunt Molly Road. Is this pop-up art? Is it a new form of the blue bottle sculptures? Is it just junk that someone wants to get rid of? You decide.