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Twin Lamb Haiku

Twin lambs on the ground,

Safe and sound with their mama,

Their whole life ahead.

 
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Posted by on May 7, 2017 in Animals, Poetry, Sheep

 

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The Centennial Livestock Express

Luis looking for the drys

We are almost done lambing out the purebred ewes (one left to go). We have a few ewes who need to go to the auction because they were dry (not pregnant) or otherwise not likely to produce a lamb next year. Here are Meghan, David and Luis catching the ewes who will go on the Centennial Livestock Express. Here also are lots of successful moms and cute baby lambs who will grow up to be our replacement ewes, bucks and 4-H lambs. It is starting to green up, so the ewes are eager to get out of the corral to chase after those early sprouts.

Luis stalking the elusive dry ewe

Davis and Meghan consulting

David and Meghan checking for milk

David with the sheephook

some Hampshire lambs

ewes and lambs with Bakers Peak

guard dog with blackface ewe

 

Seeking green grass (on the future site of the transmission lines)

 

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Lambs on the ground

Mama ewe on the alert

 

 

It must be spring! We’ve got lots of baby lambs on the ground. We lamb the purebred Hampshires and Rambouillets in March at Powder Flat. These babies grow up to be rams and replacement ewes, and a few will even become 4-H lambs.

Thanks to our great crew–Edgar, Luis, Uribe and David for all your hard work and long nights. Now we pray for warm rains and green grass.

Home on the hay pile

morning in the corral

Rhen with a crossbred lamb

Rhen watching Luis on the run

NOT wanting to lie down with the lion

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2017 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Lambs–and the livin’ is easy

Lambs on feed

Lambs on feed

 

After our lambs are born, on the range or in lambing sheds, after they spend the summer grazing on the Forest with their moms (dodging bears and coyotes), after they are weaned, they ride on big trucks to a feedlot near Greeley, Colorado. There they are fed on a natural ration until they become lamb chops, sold through the Mountain States Lamb Cooperative. In the meantime, they are well-cared for by the feedlot folks, who see to their well-being.

Sometimes the lambs share their feed in a sort of multi-species way!

Sometimes the lambs share their feed in a sort of multi-species way!

 

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2017 in Animals, Sheep

 

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Babies!


cows and calves in the Upper Smylie

cows and calves in the Upper Smylie

 

Happy cow, happy calf

Happy cow, happy calf

Living the life at Wasatch

Living the life at Wasatch

Ewes and lambs see sunshine at last!

Ewes and lambs see sunshine at last!

Meanwhile back at the lambing shed

Meanwhile back at the lambing shed

Uncle Chris, Tiarnan and puppy

Uncle Chris, Tiarnan and puppy

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Events

 

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Some are lambing, some are still pregnant

Enjoying the sunshie

Enjoying the sunshine

ewes, lambs and bulls

ewes, lambs and bulls

Pregnancy testing ewes on the Red Desert

Pregnancy testing ewes on the Red Desert

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Animals, Cattle, Sheep

 

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Snowy Days at Powder Flat

Powder Flat Headquarters

Powder Flat Headquarters

Finch enjoying the sun

Finch enjoying the sun

Heifers on the grub line

Heifers on the grub line

The ewes waiting for hay

The ewes waiting for hay

Guard dogs playing

Guard dogs playing

Tiarnan checks out the only (so far) two lambs

Tiarnan checks out the only (so far) two lambs

Tiarnan on the run

Tiarnan on the run

 

 

 

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