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Geneseo Republic - Geneseo, IL
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  • The new mommas have started to lamb in earnest. We haven't had too much problems with them yet. They usually will have a lamb and walk away and let you enjoy her little one. This is where we have to go get her and pen her and inform her that that wet yelling little one is her problem and she can handle it. We did have a h...
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  • The new mommas have started to lamb in earnest. We haven't had too much problems with them yet. They usually will have a lamb and walk away and let you enjoy her little one. This is where we have to go get her and pen her and inform her that that wet yelling little one is her problem and she can handle it. We did have a hair sheep this week that we assisted with getting her lamb safely here and alive and she started head butting it. We tried everything with her and had to finally take the lamb away and feed it on the bottle and she is on the list to sell. She definitely did not get the mothering gene! Jim has been hauling manure this week so he can chisel the field before the rain this weekend. We weaned the bottle lambs this week and they are not happy campers. They holler every time you enter the barn. The one little guy is hoarse from complaining.
    For a little information about sheep. The hair sheep I mentioned means that they do not have to be sheared. Their wool is more like hair and it will eventually fall out and new will grow in. It is kid of a two way street on this that you don't have the cost of shearing, but we have found that they have a definitely wilder personality. We don't seem to get the twins and triplets either from them. The little guy that mom abandoned is a cutey. He follows me all over in the barn and Lydia was having a good time feeding him tonight.
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