After our VERY long and snowy winter last year, we held off all breedings to plan for late March – May babies! We are very happy to say that the lambing this year has been great and so far we have 5 lovely little Babydoll Southdown lambs romping around the property! All the Ewe’s and their babies are doing great! We are now into a rainy period and it doesn’t seem to phase these healthy critters.
Next up is our lovely KuneKune sow Panama who is due in the next week or so with our first 2018 litter of piglets. She’s always a solid mom and was bred to Chester, a goofy fun smaller sized boar. Panama’s daughter, Ophelia, is hopefully recently bred for a June litter – also to Chester. And we are hoping Nora may also be pregnant.
Finally, the cattle – We know that we have at least one calf on the way and potentially two – due anytime in the next 4-6 weeks. It will be a fun time in the next month! Grass is growing, rotational grazing has started and soon it will be time to put the gardens in.
Each season offers something different – spring is definitely an awakening!