The 2019 Lambing Season Has Begun


Since we began raising our sheep, most of our lambs have been born in January. Such was the case in 2018 as well and some of them came during a horribly cold period for our area. We were seeing temperatures in the teens and keeping those babies warm was a challenge. So much so that we decided to delay our breeding season this year to allow the lambs to be born in February or March.

Wanda had other plans! I went out to the barn for our morning routine to let the sheep out to pasture and just beyond the sound of the excited sheep baaas came a tiny, precious sound. The ewes all moved toward the gate as I approached except for Wanda. And there, hiding behind her was a brand new baby boy we have named Ansel. Despit having delayed the breeding in 2018, Wanda had her baby on essentially the same exact day as last year, during a cold front. Thankfully this cold front isn’t nearly as bad as it was this time last year.

So, please join us in welcoming baby Ansel to the Whirldworks Farm family!

Lamb Ansel born January 2019 to Wanda

2 Comments on “The 2019 Lambing Season Has Begun

  1. He is SO adorable! What a fun start to the season. What breed of sheep do you raise?
    We normally lamb in end of March/early April, which still leaves us lambing in very cold temps (teens F), but they are better than our January/February temps (-10F this morning). This year things have been a bit crazy, so we will be lambing end of May/early June – our latest ever. I do think that I will enjoy the lack of heat lamps and sleeping in the barn in bitter cold to be sure the heating elements don’t start a fire in the barn. But early spring will be strange without the lambs running around. 🙂
    Congrats on your first lamb of the season!

    • Our sheep are a mix of Delaine Merino and Rambouillet. I love your pictures, but I’m glad to be raising sheep in Texas 🙂

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