Wednesday, April 15, 2015
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!