Lambing Time

Emma and Billie

Lambing season starts in the fall. Thoughtful planning goes into deciding which ewes get bred with what ram. We’ve had breeding groups in various locations throughout the farm. Our practice is to provide shelter, good fencing and have daily access to the groups. Occasionally, we use a marking harness, allowing us the ability to know what day to expect lambs. When the ram “marks” the ewe, we put the date on our calendar and watch closely in 152 days. Marking harnesses compromise the quality of the wool, so they are not used often, but they have their purpose. Late March and early April, Katherine keeps a baby monitor in the house so that she can be available for lambing, if needed.