The Sheep

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On average we have about 80 ewes and 4 rams. During lambing that number jumps up to about 245 wonderful animals in our old barn!

Through most of the season, our sheep are grass-fed on our own land. Through the cold winter months and in the milking parlor, their diet is supplemented with a mixed grain and alfalfa that we purchase from a local source. Our sheep do not receive chemicals or hormones but do get their appropriate vaccines each year.

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IMG_2450Each season before lambing begins, all of our sheep are sheered, get their hooves trimmed and are given a vitamin E vaccine.

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For the next three months, we all transition to shorter sleeping cycles and long hours of lambing, milking and making cheese. In the short cold months before spring our season has begun!

  4 comments for “The Sheep

  1. October 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I am sheep-men myself from the Basque region of France.
    The sheep are the most adorable animals.

  2. November 5, 2016 at 1:47 am

    I am excited to find you. Very much love what you’re doing and would like to look into a couple of ewe lambs this spring. I/m in Yakima on Milk n’ Honey Ranch with Miniature Nubian dairy goats and maremma sheepdogs but I’m wanting a couple of dairy sheep soon.

    • November 5, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      Good Morning, I will assume that you are the same person who contacted me via email…..I thank you and would have you use the other email as continued follow up. I can sort those emails into my lamb buyers folder much easier and it makes the contact in the spring much faster as lambing season is crazy enough
      Thanks
      Meg

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