Saturday, April 3, 2010

Annual Naked Day With A Twist

Next month we will be lambing and it is always a good idea to shear the sheep at least a month ahead. And of course with this warm weather the sheep were ready to be done with their wool. Now that we have actually been in the same place for 2 years we knew just who to call. What a wonderful feeling not to be running around trying to find someone before we lamb. Well anyway the day was set and things were going great. Well that is until one of our heifers decided she was going to give birth before we would shear- like a half hour before. So it was a little hectic but everything worked out great. Her labor progressed great and before we knew it we had a calf on the ground. Because everyone shares the barnyard in the winter we had put the cows out to pasture so we could get the sheep confined without any problems. So it really worked out great. The calf is healthy and there were no problems- not like LuLu.
Well I guess there is one problem, we were hoping for a bull calf, no such luck another heifer. We are 3 for 3. I would imagine this is not something you hear most farmers say- since heifers are worth so much more than a bull. But we need something to eat, and a heifer is worth to much. So cross your fingers that the next one be a bull:)

1 comment:

Alison said...

Congrats on the new Heifer! Hopefully, the next one will be a bull. Good to see things are going well for you guys.