Friday, March 11, 2011
Farmer Fridays - Guest Post from A Latte with Ott, A
Today is another special edition Farmer Fridays as it features a guest post from one of The Real Farmwives of America and Friends.
Ahhh… the month of March. Some may think of this month and have images of St. Patrick’s Day come to mind, while others may think of snow and cold or the start of spring, but this Real Farmwife of America thinks of March as the month for lambing season.
a Latte with Ott, A and my family has raised purebred Shopshire sheep on the same farm since 1919. All of our breeding stock are registered and we work hard to ensure true breeding characteristics in our bloodlines. Our sheep are raised to be sold as 4-H lambs or freezer lambs. And let me tell you no matter how cold and dark it is on these early March mornings nothing beats going out to the barn and finding freshly dropped lambs.
By the 4th day, if both the ewe and lambs are doing well they are ready to be moved into a creep. To learn more about the creep stage check out a Latte with Ott, A’s blog next Friday and she will explain that all in detail to you.
Thanks Ott, A!