Maryland Sheep and Wool dreaming

Fern and her baby girl resting in the greenhouse this afternoon
Fern and her baby girl resting in the greenhouse this afternoon (with ram lambs in the creep behind them!)

It sounds like the weather has been wonderful for the first day of the festival.  I would have loved to get down there to join the American Coopworth Registry‘s cooperative booth.  Also to visit my friends in the registry and have some time to visit with them, as they come from all over the US.  Ah well, it’s an expensive trip and not in the cards this year.  To make up for it, we have our grandson for the weekend and we are having a great time.  Played outside all day.  Collected big rocks for some fence-shoring up, and just generally enjoyed the beautiful weather (and got to play with his new Nerf water gun!!!).  The breeze was blowing pretty well, so even with the blackfly scourge, it wasn’t too bad.

The other news is that most of the babies are chewing their cud now!  That’s a big milestone in a lamb’s life as their rumen does not work in that way at birth.  We watch for the tails to come off, and very shortly after that, the cud-chewing begins.  Very satisfying :*)

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