Tag Archives: Harmony

Low birth weight lambs

In the shepherding world, not all lambs are created equal. When we first started our flock, our newborn lambs weighed an average of about eight pounds, with as many above that weight as below. As I began my shepherding journey, collecting data as we went, I soon realized that those lambs who weighed less than […]

Surprising peacemakers

Ewes are usually gentle creatures with little interest in fighting unless they’re protecting young lambs or find themselves cornered with no other option. Unlike rams, bringing a new ewe into an existing group is simple. Within a relatively short time after adding the new member into the space, they  become a seamless part of the […]

Wool blind

When I first heard the term wool blind, I had both a bit of confusion and a series of interesting images: Shepherds who couldn’t see wool? A small hut covered in wool to use for spying on sheep? As it turns out, it is the sheep who can become wool blind. It tends to occur […]

The tale of two ewes

Heavenly and Harmony are white Romney twin ewes born to our girl, Celeste, in 2008, making them a couple of the elders of the flock. Celeste lost half of her bag that year due to mastitis, so we ended up bottle feeding Harmony, who happily made the switch. Heavenly was strongly attached to her mother’s […]