Ewe Working?

This past weekend we had the pleasure of working the ewes, checking body condition, udders, and giving them their CD&T vaccination.  We like to vaccinate the ewes a few weeks before they start lambing so their lambs will have some passive, temporary immunity when they drink their mother’s colostrum.  This temporary immunity lasts for about 6 weeks, giving the lambs a good start.


Mark luring the ewes in with a bit of grain…P1140010

A handsome helper…


Giving shots…


Working hard…


Frank dog…




Did I mention the mud?

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Sapphire all finished.


Little lambs sunning themselves…


 Astrid giving chicken rides…


My wonderful crew…


Us, a bit mud-spattered!

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6 comments on “Ewe Working?

  1. margaret says:

    Hi Erin. Lambing time must be a very busy time for you all and I can see all hands are to the deck! Great shots of sheep, lams and family

  2. I truly have no idea how you manage to snap fab pics and work the farm Great job Tracy

    Sent from my iPad


  3. Pat says:

    What a hard-working crew!

  4. anna says:

    love, love, love these photos!! Glad you pick up the camera amid the mud & hard work!

  5. Great family time! 🙂
    The mud does keep things interesting!
    Good luck with lambing!

  6. Gretchen says:

    Wow – it really is mud season!

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