After the new lambs have spent time as a family in the lambing jugs, we combine each of the individual jugs into one larger pen by removing the dividing panels. Eventually we’ll move the lambs and ewes into a separate area (the true Mixing Pen) and rebuild the jugs for the next group of newborn lambs and their dams.
As usual, these first lambs (three days old, born Tuesday) were thrilled when I mixed them today. Until this point, if they didn’t have a sibling, they hadn’t spent time with another lamb. As a result, this initial meeting was a lot of fun for them. Since I so enjoy mixing day, I thought I’d share a bit of its joy with you. I took the video this morning when the lambs were first introduced to each other.
Note: The video may load slowly and be somewhat choppy on first play. After that, though, you should have a seamless view of these happy youngsters.
Skirting progress: I am nearing the end of skirting, with only a few Romney fleeces to go. I hope to have our fleeces posted to our customer notification list during the week of March 6th, since I have to now work around our lambing schedule. Stay tuned for a more exact date on or around March 1!