The Song and Dance of Breeding Season

Ask the Shepherd The song and dance of breeding season has begun on our farm! As the days shorten and the temperatures drop, ewes begin to cycle and the rams begin to pine away at the fence line. Once the rams are turned in with the ewes, the dance begins. A new shepherd wrote to me the other day asking … Read More

Vermont’s First Gotland Lambs

As I flew west to visit my daughter in college, a new lamb arrived to our farm. I knew the night before I left that the ewe would soon deliver. She had that motherly look in her eye. My husband and son played tag team to keep an eye on her all day. As my son left for baseball practice … Read More