Tag Archives: Osage

Cranky Aunt Odelia

Just as with people, sheep mothers come in various flavors. Some, like Myth, are very regimented, insisting that even their newborn lambs nurse according to a schedule. Others, like our previous flock matriarch Zoe, are willing to feed any lambs — often finding a lost lamb and nudging it towards her own teats. Most fall […]

More ultrasound results

As mentioned in Friday’s blog, we ultrasounded our ewes nearly one week ago, giving us an idea of the lambing season to come. This information not only allows us to feed each of the ewes according to her needs, saving us money on feed in the long run. But it also helps as each ewe […]

A close call

I have mentioned in previous blogs that a shepherd must be vigilant during this time of year. Not only are most of the ewes entering their last trimester of gestation (considered a high-risk period when preterm abortions are possible), but here they are in full fleece, which can throw off their balance — especially in […]

Romeldale changes

As I began explaining in Monday’s blog, summer on our farm always brings flock changes as existing flock members are evaluated and, in some cases, replaced by new spring lambs. This year we had great success in our Romeldale/CVM flock, producing a number of beautiful lambs that could bring us closer to our flock goals. […]