Our Sheep and Lambs

Earlier this year, we added two Romney sheep to our farm. We named them Dolly and Shania, after two of our favorite country music icons. They spent the end of winter eating hay in the barn and an area behind it. 

Dolly and Shania.

Dolly and Shania.

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Based on what their previous owners had told us, we knew there was a chance both ewes were pregnant. When a shearer named Joe came to shear them at the beginning of April, he confirmed that they were. Watching Joe shear their wool was amazing. He was sure and precise, and although the sheep had been skittish with us, they were calm with him. 

Before and after shearing.

Before and after shearing.

Sheep often give birth to two lambs at once, so we knew it was possible we’d get two sets of twins. But when the babies were born, there was only one lamb from each ewe. We were surprised and thrilled by their dark wool, since both moms are light in color. In keeping with the theme, we named them Cash and Loretta.

Now that the sun’s out and our grass is thick and green, all four of them are on pasture. Seeing them prance around together and hearing them bleat back and forth is the sweetest indication that spring has arrived.

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