Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lambykins


The first lambs born on this ranch for more than 30 years. Why? you ask. Sheep helped many ranchers, including Mike's granddad and dad, make it during the Great Depression. So there had been sheep here for many years. But in the early 1980's coyotes, bobcats and foxes became more prevalent and decimated the lamb crop. Therefore, Mike's dad sold out the flock. Several years ago when I started training Border Collies, I got a handful (20 or so) sheep to work. Last year, I sold down to the best 10 ewes and leased a ram. Voile! Lambykins!

7 comments:

  1. Greetings to you my friend. I know lambs can be a handful, but with the border collies, it should be a win-win situation. This photo is so good, I think you should enlarge it and frame it.
    Blessings on your week.
    Hugs and love,
    Noreen

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  2. How cute. Hope it all goes well.
    blessings, jill

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  3. Cute wee lambs - what breed are they? Are you interested at all in spinning?!

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  4. what a cute lambs. Is there a big difference between holding and managing goats or sheep?

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  5. That is wonderful! In The Netherlands lambs really are a part of spring, you can see them everywhere playing in the fields. I love seeing them, yours look adorable, look at those ears!

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  6. Oh they are so cute! The mother is doing a good job at keeping it close and protecting it.

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