Archive | February, 2011

First lambs of 2011

28 Feb

What a fuzzy little teddy bear face!

One of our foundation Navajo Churro ewes, Paz, and our East Friesian/Border Leicester cross, April lambed this week — April with twins and Paz with a singlette, and all three white ewes! These were sired by our Cotswold ram, Winston, who we sold three weeks ago along with our two purebred Cotswold ewes. The singlette carries his stamp in particular, while the other two are bit more mutt looking. The rest of our ewes should be having purebred Navajo Churro lambs, sired by our black fused horn ram, Payton.

E. Friesian/Border Leicester/Cotswold mutts

Nursemaid Freckles

28 Feb

does this look normal?

Yes, that’s a calf in the truck, riding in the back seat like a dog. He just seemed too little to ride in the back of the truck where he’d flop all around. He’s our latest addition to help me manage all of the milk Freckle’s produces that I don’t always have time to make cheese/yogurt/butter with.

We put him in the stall with Freckles and she looks and snorts in disgust, like “Another one? Give me a break.” But she lets him nurse all the same, like she could care less. I guess what’s one more calf when you’ve already had three nursing on you at various points over the past six months!

 

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