The other lambs had there mommies taken away at a little over 11 weeks of age. The moms seemed ready, some looked like a bag of bones, the babes were sucking the life right out of them. So last week we moved the moms into the lower paddocks and put in the earplugs. Fortunately the weather was a bit cooler, less stress on the babies and more likely that the neighbors have their windows closed. Oh and there was yelling. We did get one neighbor calling about whether or not we had purchased a special noise permit from the county. No, but they were just kidding, thank god. All our neighbors are saints in that way.
So now everyone looks pretty settled. The moms are quiet and drying up. The babes are happy with the special foods they are getting and having the run of the barn. All is quiet on McTavish Farm, except for the sound of the grass growing!
|Little Kiki, a young ewe lady now!|