Our final ewe, Enigma, delivered today. It was just a single male, but he was up and on his feet quickly. This ends the lambing season!
Given all the activity with the sheep, and the number of other lambs, it was remarkable how well he was getting around and holding his own with the flock. However, given that he is completely in-bred (his sire produced him by breeding his own mother), there is no question that we’ll be butchering him this fall.
Scooter, our Border Collie, is doing his part to bond with the new member of the flock:
This makes a total of 14 lambs from 8 ewes…for a lambing percentage of 175%. This is outstanding, and we could not have asked for better — especially since we have not had a single death yet this year.