Today was finally the day! It's a New Moon, beautiful day, and they were all excited (some more than others haha). Also today, we were able to buy back a couple Registered St Croix ewes, a Registered St Croix ram and February born twin ram/ewe lambs out of one of the ewes (though different father).… Continue reading Breeding Day!
This is a quick check-in from the ranch: Normally I would breed tomorrow for January lambs, but with the 100 degree heat coming and lasting for who-knows-how-long, and the fact that our Registered St Croix, Luke is having some minor health issues that need to clear up. You guessed it. Not the right time. We… Continue reading Breeding Season Delay & More
My 10 year old daughter, Morgan, and I sorted all the sheep into their breeding groups today! We have 4 groups total. Made a slight change or two but for the most part similar to my last post. 9 ewes will be having Commercial Katahdin lambs, 5 ewes the potential for Registered Katahdin lambs, and… Continue reading Breeding has Begun!!!
Breeding will begin with the New Moon of August 19th! This will make day 147 fall near the New Moon of January 12th, 2021. Following the moon cycles is just how we do things around here. We try to use the Old Farmer's Almanac for some things and hope to be better at it in… Continue reading Breeding Season Approaches