Category Archives: sheep

Stress-Free way to move the Ewe-Float the lamb..

Todays post is short but sweet.. How to move a mother sheep from theĀ  holding, expecting pen with the least possible stress to her own jug.. pick up baby and “float” the lamb in a slow way about four inches … Continue reading

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March is coming in a like a lion..

But it’s not stopping the lambing šŸ™‚ It’s just ugly out there.. it hit minus 32 overnight and the average thankfully is only just over minus 20 but when you add the wind chill, we have warnings out that it … Continue reading

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Freezing Sheep Colostrum

Below is a really great post on Freezing Colostrum but first a update.. I missed the post yesterday, what a day.. I was up before the sun, showered and ready to head off the farm for Eco-farm day about an … Continue reading

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Finally, the first set of twin lambs are on the farm..

Tess on her second year as a proven Ewe (A single on her first year) has given me two lovely ram lambs.Ā  They are looking very good.. actively nursing, attached to momma nad momma to them. She has them in … Continue reading

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Reuse and Recyle- Sheep Feeder

This pen normally has hay net feeder and or a single corner hay feeder.. neither of which worked for the ewe sheep that areĀ using my big back cornerĀ stall asĀ the nursery pen at the count down to lambing.. Ā A little extra … Continue reading

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Big Barn Prep-Lamb Watch 2017

The Big Barn is old, really old, its coming into it’s 90th year per the locals and its been repaired, its had add on’s done to it, and its also aging.. always aging, always being putter on, working on.. This … Continue reading

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Introducing Dumpling

One of the things that happens over time is that you create working friendships with other farmers.Ā  I meet Farmer Y on kijji when she has fowl I wanted, I meet her on her first year on the new farm.. … Continue reading

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Photo Friday.. This and That around the farm..

It was a cold but sunny day, the solar heating in the house was lovely! Pom is looking mighty fine in full winter feather up.. Harry is looking mighty fine, I just love my clean-up ram, he is sweet, easy … Continue reading

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After Lambing Care -Sheep Day

As I currently have a smaller, and slightly weaker twin lamb out of the twins born yesterday, it is with it, it is up and nursing but it’s no where near as strong as its sibling, and I am working … Continue reading

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Ice had a lamb after all

Yesterday Ice had a lovely strong active and very pretty ram lamb.. he is doing well, drinking his milk from both sides and while this is Ice’s first time as a mom, she followed in the footsteps of her mother … Continue reading

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