Raising Finnish Landrace, Cotswold, Border Leicester, and Romeldales, in the Heart of Illinois, as well as working with rescue llamas.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Lambing is....

Taking forever!  There is nothing like having no control over an event to make one learn patience. We seem to be getting a lesson in patience.  We have 10 beautiful healthy lambs on the ground,  yet we wait and watch for we have 7 ewes left to go and they seem to have decided that they'd prefer to wait a while. I am hoping they don't all decide to lamb en mass in one day. Last year that is precisely what 4 of them did, we wound up with 4 sets of quads, one set of triplets, and a single commercial making for one very busy lamb filled 12 hours. While this definitely speaks to our Finn ram's abilities, it was more than a bit nerve racking for the shepherds, and they ewes always seem choose a day when I am supposed to be out of town.
Perhaps they are waiting on a good low front? 

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