Well, breeding season is coming to a close at Morning Star Meadows Farm.
I think that overall our matchmaking went pretty well, although I’m fairly certain Monty would not agree.
You see, even though Monty was given 3 lovely brides, that just didn’t seem to be enough for him. And I must say that from the behavior of the ewes who received the younger ram lambs as mates, they seemed to be pining for Monty as well! It must be those flashy horns of his!
And speaking of horns…lucky for our fences, Monty has not realized his full destructive potential as of yet. This weekend we had to string a bit of electric wire along the fencelines to keep him from continuing further attempts at head butting posts and woven wire! He is one unhappy camper now!
All ewes should be bred now, with the first lambs hopefully arriving a bit before mid April. Our only possible ewe not bred is our big girl, Molly, who we perhaps mistakenly paired with one of the “vertically challenged” ram lambs.
“Could someone please send me a little stool to stand on?”
We’ll give all of the ewes a chance to come back in heat over the rest of this month- and if none do, then I’d say they’re all incubating darling lambs!