Santa Cruz Island Ewes and Lambs

Post date: Oct 18, 2016 4:33:53 PM

We are in somewhat of a holding pattern with respect to our sheep - shearing is finished for fall and is nowhere near to starting for spring, we haven't started breeding yet - because of my work schedule, we lamb late in the season and thus breed late in the season. I am planning breeding schemes - as in, what ewes go with what rams - but we aren't moving sheep around yet. They are growing wool, flirting with each other through the fence, lambs are growing, and we are feeding them hay. It is too early to put them out on range - what little forage is left is dry, and it is too dry here to risk electric fencing - and the barley in the pastures is nearly eaten down.

Here are some photos of some of our ewes and lambs. Some of these may also be on our Santa Cruz Island Sheep page of this website, or will show up there sometime.

Maybe that is enough for now. More later. The last photo, of course, includes a llama - Georgie the guard llama.