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Hi

Startet of terible Easter sunday with 2 dead on arrival  :notfair::growl:

 

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But today was better luck with 3 healthy nice lambs born :D

 

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So now I hope they make it until it's time for :bbq:

 

:bow:

 

cheers

 

 

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if it is any consolation Ande it looks like the first two were never going to make it, if you had spotted her as she started labour you might have had a chance to pull the big lamb as soon as it got stuck, its always a long shot with black lambs its so hard to see what is going on, I got caught this year, they started lambing a day early.

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Hi MR

 

Wow so you raise for wool and meat?

 

Well primarily I keep them, to teach my youngest son (and others) general animal husbandry. :biggrin:

Kids, that grow up having duties towards living creatures, tend to develop empathy & respect, towads all living things, including folks

wich I regard as one of the most importante characters of all. :judge: also they learn by experience, that death is as natural as life

 

Then the sheeps, do a wery nice job, in keeping the lawn/fields/underwoods open, no moving needed :cool:

Bonus is the meat/fur/wool.

 

 

 Lambs and sheep are basically the same thing?

 

Indeed, lamb is the kid and sheep is the adult ;)

 

cheers

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Hi y2

 

if it is any consolation Ande it looks like the first two were never going to make it, if you had spotted her as she started labour you might have had a chance to pull the big lamb as soon as it got stuck, its always a long shot with black lambs its so hard to see what is going on, I got caught this year, they started lambing a day early.

 

We had a suden change of weather, temp.C/F droped from 15C and heavy rain turning to snow and -3C, the night they arrived. 

They where merly 1/2 the size of the last ones, so I don't think they where fit to live up, even if I'd been there, so it's fine, just a bit iritating when it happens.

 

They are of a really hardy old breed "spælsau" "Old Norwegian Short Tail Landrace" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sp%C3%A6lsau

Unlike most other breeds they can live outdoors year around here, they do need some minimal roffing and/or good threes, to get shelter under, from rain so that they can keep their whool dry 

 

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So after the sheep die naturally. You don't use the carcasses for anything? I would eat my sheep and teach my children how to prep and cook. I've never eaten sheep personally that I know of but I heard its some good stuff. 😀

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