I love LOVE LOVE crafting and sewing blogs. I follow many of them. Today I ran across one that needed a little more informing. Project: Project stepped into my lion's den with today's post. Jumping on the same bandwagon with Michael Pollan isn't a good thing for me at all. So just take a few moments and defend American agriculture and those of us who produce it!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Our next lambs didn’t hit the ground until March but once they did it felt like everyday there were more lambs. One of the crossbred yearling ewes threw a great ¾ Cheviot ewe lamb that is nice and thick thanks to the Lawter buck we used. Later that same week we had another single ewe this time a full-blooded Cheviot that excelled in thickness and breed character from the same buck. Not long after we had two more ewes lamb one Cheviot having a set of twin ewes and a Suffolk having a single ewe lamb (she’s stylish). We also had one of our oldest Suffolk ewes have a solid little ewe lamb and another Cheviot throw as set of twins one ram and ewe.
Once they were done there was about a week lull in the baby boom before “Carolina” a show ewe from last dropped a purebred buck lamb. Jacob, “Carolina’s” handler was excited about the new arrival. He and his family stopped by to see it on Sunday afternoon. He enjoyed being able to see what a nice little lamb she had.
Even though we haven’t finished lambing yet we will turn our Cheviot buck out later this month to try for a few fall lambs (again). As ewes wean lambs they will be returned to their respective breed pens and stay with the bucks until later in the fall. We haven’t decided yet on when to remove the bucks but time will tell.
As always I hope you have a wonderful day!