It's very cold here now and will be for the next 2 days and nights. It doesn't look like we are going to get much snow here - the storm is hugging the coast. We're good with that. Makes lambing too complicated.
Here are some photos of the lambs that have been born thus far. Not quite sure of the count right now - have to do a re-count.
Since you are probably wondering about the color coding and the numbers, here is what it all means.
-The blue stripe down the backs of both the ewes and the lambs means they were born in the first two weeks of lambing. The stripe color changes on Saturday. This will give The Farmer a good indication of how the lambs are growing.
-The number on the side of both mother and lamb is the order the lambs were birthed in. The mother gets a number and the baby or babies get the same number.
-If the number is blue, the lamb was a single.
-If the number is green, the lamb was a twin.
There's your sheep farming lesson of the day!
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