February blew in with an ice storm and left with green grass sprouting on pasture. So many lambs are on the ground already, with more to come. I plan to open reservations for 2023 lambs in the first week of April!
The new lambs were champs! They did just fine with the snow and ice. I made sure they had access to the shed to avoid being soaked in freezing rain, but they did well otherwise.
Surprise! These are not sheep… haha! Last May I bought a small herd of French Alpine does and bred them to a beautiful Boer billy. I am so pleased with the cross. The goat-herd at Harmony Farms is still in trial mode (hence, why I’ve kept it on the down-low) but I do plan to sell a few kids alongside my lambs this season!
I had my first successful adoptions this month! (Inspired by Ulf Kintzel’s video here)
I grafted 2 lambs onto a ewe whose lamb had died few days prior.
These two lambs were both twins, born to 11 month old ewe lambs. Their moms had milk enough for one, but not two. I lifted one lamb from each mom and put them on the mature ewe. The adoption took some work, but these boys are growing like weeds!
Speaking of beef, I want to give a shoutout to my friends at Mercy Meadows Ranch. They are small family owned ranch in South Texas, raising British White Cattle. They are currently running a giveaway on their grass fed beef, so check it out!
Thanks for being a part of my work! I really appreciate you all :).
“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”