Lamb-time in the Commonwealth

Lambs could start coming anytime. The general rule is that the lamb gestation period is “five months, less five days”. Looking back from the time we put the rams in the field—-that would be today. Here is a poem from a recent lambing season that is apt. We have some winter left (lows in the teens on Friday and Saturday), but the willows are budding out, the daffs are almost open, and, unprecedented in over 30 years on our farm, the peonies have just pushed exploratory maroon heads above ground. And redwing blackbirds, a summer bird fer sher, have visited our feeders. The lambs will be a welcome respite into the normality of birth.

Image is of a poem

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