It’s about to be a busy time on the farm. We have 8 ewes expecting lambs! And they usually have twins. While we don’t know their exact lambing days, we predict that we will start having lambs in the next few weeks 🙂
We also are working on orders and building the business. If you haven’t heard we are not only doing direct orders and craft shows, but we are now selling our products at The Treasure Chest in West Milton, Ohio. If you are in the area, check out what we have there!
Preparing for Lambs
In order to prepare for lambs, there is a lot of work to be done. The expecting ewes have been moved into the barn with fresh straw so that they can be monitored more easily and the lambs can be born in a warm and safe environment.
It is also important that we update the sheep with vitamins and minerals and anything else that they might need. We want our sheep to be as healthy as possible.
Around the same time as lambing time is shearing time. Since we sell the wool and use it for the products we create, we want long beautiful fleeces. Shetland sheep naturally start to lose their wool once a year, so we shear them once a year. If possible, we like to get this done before lambing so that the wool stays clean. This doesn’t always happen because, like I said, it’s a busy time on our farm.
If you have any questions about spring on our farm, let us know! We’d be happy to share what we do with you. Also, let us know how we can serve you and if you have any custom orders!