Every year with sheep is different. This year for some reason our lambs are late. Maybe the ram was young or whatever, but here’s the first one. A beautiful black ram with a white crown. His mother is Estrella, and his dad is Angus. Is he Orion?
Oh, that coy ewe! We’re still waiting. She was by herself in the shelter this morning, their favorite place to lamb.
Estrella, my big Katmoget ewe came up with the flock to the night pasture, but didn’t eat. She’s standing a little wide, and showing signs of being nervous, and I can see some bag. These are great signs that lambs are on their way. She’s a great mom, and has big healthy lambs. I’m using the kitchen timer, and checking every half hour. Fingers crossed for another healthy delivery.
There are definite advantages to living on a farm, even a small one. You never run out of things to do!
Since today is the first day of Spring, this seems like an auspicious time to begin something totally new! My vision for this website, is to create a virtual Farmer’s Market where local fiber producers and fiber consumers can connect. Local for this site is defined as within 60 miles of Monterey Bay. We will be promoting the creation of clothing and other items made with natural materials, and dyes, through education.