Three Foster Lambs

We have three healthy foster lambs now. (We lost a couple, and 6 have gone to another home on the Island where they will be raised all summer.) They stay in a big blanket-covered dog cage on the verandas at night. The wind still blows cold off the lake, and this gives...

Foster Lambs

During lambing at Topsy, we often have ewes who birth triplets-potential foster lambs. Some ewes who are in great shape and have lots of milk, are able to raise all three. This only works if the lambs are of similar size. If one is much bigger, or more frequently,...

Fitting land

The 4 fields have now been prepared for seeding , called fitting land. We hired some of our neighbours with bigger land working equipment to help us get the land worked properly. The first field was sown this afternoon but rain prevented more work being done. Fitting...

Pasture lambing

A direct consequence of not being able to use our barn for lambing until it has been sterilized is that the sheep are all lambing on pasture. We have been blessed – our luck is changing I think (knock-on-wood) – with weather that is close to perfect for lamb survival....