Breaking one inch thick ice in mid-April just doesn't seem right. I hope it was the last time I'll have to do that this spring. Blueberries are starting to bloom - covered to protect from the frost - and then uncovered this morning...
Lambs are growing well, especially the dorper cross black and white single of Julia's and the first two from 1118. They are even starting to eat a little feed with the big sheep. Sadly we lost one of the triplets unexpectedly, possibly due to not enough nutrition. Old nag looks a little ragged these days. I'm afraid taking care of three babies was too much for the old girl. Everything I read says its expected to have a small percentage of lamb losses each year, but its still hard when it happens. Of course the goal is to lose as few as possible.
Stay tuned..more pictures will be posted soon.
My name is Christy Franklin.