It’s a boy! (Ram) Our ewe, 2%, gave birth the other day between snow storms, to a 15 pound ram we named Charlie. He is growing quickly and gets along with all the other sheep very well. The sad part was the fact that Amy, the other Romney ewe, developed pregnancy toxemia, which can be fatal. Our vet performed an emergency C-section in the barn, which would have made Dr. Pol proud, but was unable to save lambs and Amy passed away the next day. Of course we were all sad, but understand that on a farm and in life, nothing is guaranteed.
A few weeks later, we drove to Amish country in Pennsylvania, and bought 4 market lambs which we will raise and show in the Dutchess County Fair.
Photos by: Jimmy and Alicia Crisp