Freedom! Ewes and Lambs Released

Beautiful account of the release of he lambs and ewes onto the Spring fields.

Francis Pryor - In the Long Run

This is a very brief blog post to celebrate the release of the first batch of ewes and their lambs out of the barn and onto the lush green pasture of early April. It’s always a joyous (and yes, that’s entirely the right word to describe it) moment, which we all gather round to watch. So I choose a warm sunny day when the weather forecast for the following week doesn’t look too bad. And yesterday, April 8th, was the appointed date.

About half the ewes had been in the barn, where we encourage them to bond closely with their lambs. On our farm they lamb in the barn, too. So here’s a picture of them shortly before their release.

Ewes and lambs in barn

As soon as I open one of the double barn doors the most eager ewes spill through. At this point it’s essential to make sure that their way…

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