2023 Spring lambs start arriving at the end of February. My waitlist folks can expect to hear from me in April.
I often get questions about my barn and lambing pens setup. I remember when I started with sheep several years ago, I had lots of questions too! This post should help explain. The Barn The barn was built in November 2019 and is 32 feet long and 24 feet wide. I added a 16-foot open …Read More
“Doctors are taught ‘when you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras,’ meaning a doctor should first think about what is a more common—and potentially more likely—diagnosis. When I first saw this little lamb out in the pasture with a swollen jaw and droopy demeanor, I thought of the horses. I immediately assumed she had a …Read More
I use data collection to improve my sheep genetics. As my lambs are born, I record their pedigree information, tag numbers, and birth weight within their first 24 hours. Then when the lambs reach an average of 60 days old, I weigh them again. I repeat this process again at 90 and 120 days. I …Read More
I added a new project to the farm this week: Registered Katahdin sheep. This is an idea I have toyed with for the last two years. My St. Croix are still my priority, and that will not change. I am dedicated to preserving the breed. However, I also recognize the value of a heavier meat …Read More
I called this year’s lambing season “Lambageddon 2022” because I had so many lambs born in a short period of time. I had lots of triplets to boot. Lambing is fun … and stressful … and tiresome. I’m a bit of a worry wart, so I get up once or twice each night to check …Read More