Meeting the Flock

There were unplanned lambs born January 23. I have kept those three lambs with their dams separate from the rest of the flock while it was raining and the sheep were in the barn area. DSC_5763Last week as it was drying out I put the flock on the pasture and then turned the new lambs out with them.DSC_5774One thing I watch for when putting lambs in the pasture for the first time is that they don’t get tangled up in the electric fence. DSC_5777I’m glad to see when they touch the fence because I know that they will have learned to avoid it.DSC_5776This looks worse than it was. The whole incident was very brief and then…DSC_5780…the nearby lamb was off and running.DSC_5783Bertha, one of the yearlings thought this looked like a good game…DSC_5784…so she kept up the chase.DSC_5789

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DSC_5813Eventually this lamb found his mom who hadn’t been particularly concerned about him.DSC_5816

DSC_5827In the meantime the other two lambs stuck near their mom. I’m going to use colored tags again this year to give me more information about the lambs at a glance, mostly about sires. However, these first three have an unknown sire and the ram lambs (gorgeous as they are) have been banded. That’s what the red tags mean–wether.

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One thought on “Meeting the Flock

  1. I think if I had a farm, I would never get anything done this time of year-lol. I’d just park my spinning wheel outside, and spin and watch the lambs play! Love those faces.

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