Tuesday, October 22, 2013
It's Not the Coats, Girls
While I've been fussing over and watching the market lambs, the ewes have been contentedly grazing in the far pasture. Last week, I brought the flock in and made my selections for breeding season.
By October, the sheep have thick winters coats that can often hide their body condition.
As I was sorting and moving the ewes around, I realized that it wasn't just their coats that were thick. The ewes have packed on the pounds in the past few months.
The breeding ewes will spend the next three weeks in the pasture with the ram. Hopefully, in five months, we'll have fuzzy, fat little lambs.