Saturday, April 2, 2016
Lambing Season Starts
Lambing season officially started yesterday. We try and breed for lambs to start dropping the first of April at the earliest and I guess Hazel was eager to get it over with because she had two little boy lambs last night.
I was pretty sure she was going to pop last night but as of 11PM she still hadn't. I went to bed about then and when I got up for work at 5:30 this morning the deed was done. Mrs. PP said she could hear the little buggers bleating as soon as she got to the barn. One of them is even a little badger face.
Hazel is an excellent mother. This is her fourth set of twins for us without any complications so I wasn't all that worried about her managing on her own last night. She even went into the birthing stall I had left open for her.
I need to check my records but I think we only have 13 ewes bred this year so the flock won't be growing as much as it did last year. These two are our first lambs out of the new ram though so I guess he has proven himself somewhat already.
Posting maybe a bit light until lambing season is over this year though. I am behind on preparations for it.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!!