Lambing seems to take forever, but now that it’s over, it seems to have happened in a flash. Due to a split breeding season last fall, we could have had lambs up until the third week of April. But all the ewes that were in the second breeding group, starting 10/12, caught quickly. The ewes that went in 9/12 were rather staggered in their lambing. In our area of the country, the middle of October is the optimum time for conception.
Nickle, born to Miranda this morning, is the smallest lamb I have EVER seen! Vigorous and in a rush to nurse and meet the world, he’s quite the adventurer. (Just weighed in at 2 3/4 lbs.)
Now that the 2009 lambs are born, it’s time to start working the trail matings for 2010 lambs! Can’t wait 🙂