Sunday, April 28, 2013

Last Two Shetlands lambed today .... pasture last year, this year

This morning Pebble had the small white lamb that is laying down  and the black one, not to be left out Macey on the left had the large single standing lamb soon after ....... all 3 of these are rams .... oh well, easier to decide who not to keep when they are rams.  Unless I breed the 3 yearling ewes this fall that's it til next year for the Shetlands. 


Picture below is of pasture last year on May 1st, what a difference a year makes .....


same pasture today ... going to be a long hot, dry summer



There are about 10 more Dorper ewes that are due to lamb soon.  The little ram that has had so much trouble standing is still hanging in there, getting a little stronger every day.

15 comments:

  1. Oh my, so dry already? I hope you get some rain soon, getting through drought after drought is enough to make anybody throw in the towel.

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  2. oh, that pasture just made my heart sick for you. drought is dreadful, expensive and dangerous. bless you.

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  3. Morning, oh no!!! that is terrible, hope you get rain......Love the little ones...Blessings Francine.

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  4. Oh wow, I hadn't realized it was that bad out there already. Congratulations on the babies and I sure hope you get some rain!

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  5. Well, that's not good. I do hope you get enough rain to change your brown to green and soon! It's been the year of the boys for you, hasn't it? Those are some sweet lambs - that single is a big boy!

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  6. Oh, I'm so sorry for your toasted pastures! :-(

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  7. Wow, Macey's little boy is a monster! I sure hope you get some rain, what a difference a year makes for sure and not in a good way. :(

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  8. Wow A, that is a HUGE difference. Hope you get rain soon.

    How many sheep do you have.

    Felicia

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  9. Goodness~ I hope you get some rain, bless your heart. And sending healing thoughts for the little ram... poor baby. :(

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  10. I don't know how you make it with your drought conditions. Hay has got to be pricey in your area because of the drought and yet you must have to feed it when your pastures are so dried up and brown. Thanks for all the pics of your newborns this year. Those sheep have some nice bags on them. They must make good mamas!

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  11. I see your name in the comments on Boulderneigh and thecrazysheeplady sites and I wanted to see your site. I'm sorry to find that your pastures are drying up before you start! We are also extremely dry here in central South Dakota. I am worrying with you! Green pastures are worth their weight in gold! I no longer take a stockpile of hay for granted. Here's hoping your skies are full of rain soon. Those sheep and goats will need their bellies full!

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  12. Sounds like you've really got your work cut out for you. I wish I could send you some of our rain. We're practically floating away ...

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  13. It is going to be a dry and scary summer, I think. The fields below us look just like that and are covered in tumble weeds that even the strongest storm didn't get rid of.

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