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|Date:||9/1/2014 11:45:35 AM
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|Kidding and Lambing Season
It's way early, nights still down near zero, but we're kidding and lambing. So far, 4 kids from 2 does, and a little ram-lamb born last night to a Finn sheep we bought last fall.
She's a first-timer, and if she's any indication of that breed, I want more! We sat with her for about 1 1/2 hours. She went from early labor, to hard labor in just a few minutes, and with only a small whimper.
We caught the little guy and laid him on a towel in front of her. It was as if she'd read the "How to have babies" book, one look, the light went on, and she began cleaning him up.
This morning he's already running around the sheep pen and meeting his "aunties". Our ram could care less about him, which is a good thing, since the gate to his pen is frozen in about 8 inches of manure, straw, sand and ice.
We should have about a week's break before we go all out with kids from 4 more goats (quads from at least one) and 16 more sheep to lamb.
Fun times on the farm, for sure!
Shari Thomas, one of the Four Country Gals
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