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Offline Megan

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Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« on: December 16, 2011, 05:13:44 PM »
Kidding season *just* started ;D, I can't wait til lambing starts.  Anyone else's milking season beginning too?


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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011, 07:56:40 PM »
Up here most are praying that the sheep don't pop while it's blizzard  :o

But it's a bit warmer down there!  ;)
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Offline steffb503

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2011, 04:26:49 AM »
Our first due date is Jan 11th.
But she looks like an over filled blimp . She either has 17 kids in there or I am a bit off on my date.

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2011, 05:54:04 AM »
First doe due January 15th, seven on the 21st, and then it just rolls out from there until April. 

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 07:56:34 AM »
Wow, I am just breeding!  First doe was bred on the 11th.
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Offline FarmerJD

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2011, 10:20:54 AM »
My two favorite milkers dropped calves last week so I will be milking three a day for the next few months. Cheesemaking will begin very soon.
What part of Alabama are you from, Megan?

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 11:24:21 AM »
Not until February!  cant wait to see the first friesian awassi crosses!

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 06:49:44 PM »
Our doe will be dropping her first kid in March.  Starting to get excited.

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Re: Anybody else kidding/lambing/calving now?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2012, 01:39:10 PM »
My first ewe started bagging up last weekend, so I'm expecting within 10 days!  I can't wait.  Then the other CVM ewe will be next, then my two new East Friesian/Dorset cross ewes!  Really looking forward to the CVM/EF/D cross lambs and most of all...having my first dairy sheep lamb.  The small EF/Lacaune cross ewe is probably not bred yet, she is still small/young, so I'm hoping for some surprise summer lambing from her.