|March 15th. Maggie Mae was our
first Leicester ewe to lamb this year.
She produced a gorgeous ewe lamb
out of a completely new line from
Australia, a ram named "Tasman"
who was bred by Brenton
Heazlewood. We are very excited
about the opportunity to infuse our
flock with some unrelated genetics
from a well-known breeder with over 5
generations of Leicester Longwools
in his family. It was so nice to go out
of the house this morning and the first
sound I heard from the barn was a
lovely lamb voice talking to her mama.
|March 30th. We had done AI with
Abigail, but it did not "take" so the sire of
her lamb this year is Quincy. She had a
beautiful, big ewe lamb and both mama
and baby are doing great.
I just love my seasoned ewes who
don't need any help doing their yearly job!
|April 10th. Even though the calender said
spring, the weather today was horrible - with
conditions ranging from freezing rain and sleet to
snow blizzards. Thankfully Adele was smart
enough to seek the shelter of the barn to have
her lamb safe and sound and warm and dry by
the time we go out in the morning.
Adele has a very nice ram lamb from Albert.