Our lambs are born out on pasture in mid-May, in mild enough weather to be kind to the moms, lambs and farmers. The fresh spring grass is coming up all around them!
We have both Icelandic and Dorset breeds of sheep, keeping about 25 ewes as our “mother flock.” The Dorsets are primarily for meat, while the Icelandics have long fine wool in addition to delicate meat. They all have names and distinct personalities.
The sheep are moved in a rotational grazing system through paddocks in the pastures, guarded by pairs of llamas. They let you know when they are ready to move to a new section with more grass … such a racket!