imageOur ewes are all getting pretty big-looking. I planned our lambing week to coincide with the daylight savings change. It helps to have the extra hour of daylight in the evening to monitor and care for the new lambs and their mamas. So, we have about a week and a half left before the first lambs should start arriving.

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imageThough I primarily raise Katahdin hair sheep, you may recall I own one Jacob ewe. This sheep was kind of a charity case I took on in the winter of 2008, along with three other ewes, from a good friend whose life circumstances had taken a radical shift that caused her to need to simplify and offload some sheep. Unfortunately three of the ewes were killed in a single night by coyotes, so this sole wool sheep remains in my flock! And she needed shearing this week.

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