Joys of Life
The other day we had one of our Crucian White ewes (female adult sheep) give birth to some twins (obviously not identical).
This was encouraging as we have been working to continually improve our herd. For our last Guest Chef Slow Down donation dinner last week, we featured two young rams that were getting to the age where they might start getting interested in their sisters in the herd. Genetics are very important, and preventing inbreeding is key.
Some mothers are better than others. We have seen some of the goats, for example, reject their young and refuse to milk them. So far, all of our sheep mamas are doing a great job. During this time they find some space away from the herd. If a sheep is away from the herd, chances are that sheep is either sick or giving birth. We are rejoicing in having new life on the farm. These animals that we love so much really make the farm complete and are a true joy to witness.
Do you have any suggestions for names for these two young ones? Let us know! You can fill out the comment box below with suggestions!
8/8/2016 04:31:14 am
Spanky and Selly
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Nate Olive is the Director of Ridge to Reef Farm at VISFI