Tag Archives: Fern

Olive and Pickles

Our regular readers may remember that during last spring’s lambing, our biggest Romeldale/CVM ewe, Gabby, delivered a good-sized set of twins, Oleander and Olive. They came into the world in the wee hours of that cold dark morning, and I found myself having to make a difficult decision. Gabby could not feed her twins, and […]

More ultrasound results

There’s a lot of information contained in the data we collect at ultrasounding, and the days that follow are filled with trying to make sense of the numbers. Sometimes I don’t know quite what to make of the numbers I’m working with, and at other times things make sense. For example, I was not surprised […]

Romney changes

Every summer our flocks undergo a metamorphosis. I say flocks because in this instance we run two separate groups: a Romeldale/CVM flock and a Romney flock. At some point between May and September, part of my role as shepherdess is to determine the future direction of these flocks: who stays and who goes; and if […]

Fern’s dilemma

I was looking out of the window the other day at the ewe flock in the Fire Circle Pasture when I noticed that there were a number of ewes gathered together, obviously trying to destroy something. They stood in a circle, stomping and head-butting whatever was in the middle of the group. From my vantage […]