Tag Archives: supplements

Milk fever, Tums, and sick sheep

I got a call the other day from a good friend and fellow shepherdess who had a ewe who recently delivered a large lamb and, soon after, became weak and disoriented, just lying in the straw and showing little interest in her lamb. My friend had recognized the symptoms as those of “milk fever,” more […]

What a crowd!

The health and well-being of our flock is always important, but never more so than during gestation, beginning during breeding in the fall and extending to nearly April 1 when our last ewes deliver their lambs. Each ewe is pregnant for about 150 days, and toward the end she can carry up to about 45 […]