Thursday, April 5, 2012

Things that make you go HMMM!

We're supposed to start lambing around the first of May. I remember exactly when I put rams out (Dec 5th) and even have it marked on my calendar. My rams live in a welded wire fenced lot during the "off season". There really is no escape and I'm sure I would notice any escape attempts since we feed them every day and they're literally right behind my house.

Tell all that to the 9 ewes that lambed a month earlier than planned. I have racked my brain (and rattled my families) trying to figure out what happened. I'm sure if the rams did get out they didn't let themselves back in magically without one of us knowing either.

Thankfully they seem to have stopped and will hopefully hold off until after we shear the rest of them now. So, was it immaculate conception or between the squares breeding? I doubt I'll ever know exactly what happened. To say that bugs me is an understatement! I guess I'll have to live with it though. I have begged the rams for info (even bribed with extra grain) but their not talking!


Doniene said...

Hmmmm - makes you wonder!! Always something isn't there!

Laura Carson said...

I've heard several people this year mentioning lambing earlier than they expected - some about a month. It was a surprise to them too, and it wasn't all of their ewes. Weird.

I have a theory that the funky winter had something to do with it. But really, who knows!!