Sometimes farmers and ranchers add another season that has nothing to do with weather. Sometimes we have 'lambing season' or 'calving season' or 'kidding season.' Lambing season is when lambs are born, which usually begins in January. Kidding season is when the goat kids are born. Big ranchers and people who take their goats to shows usually plan to have their kids starting in January, too. Calving season can be spring or fall depending on what works better for the rancher.
My friend has a lot of sheep. She loves sheep! She loves making wool into yarn and knitting. She raises Navajo Churro sheep. They come in many colors, and that's one of the reasons she loves them.
|The brown ewe (mama sheep) had a white lamb.|
|Do you see all the funny spots on the ewes' backs? |
It almost looks like they have been partially sheared.
They haven't been sheared at all!
Those are the ewes that don't mind the lambs walking all over their backs.
|This little heifer was born January 23rd.|
Sometimes calves are very energetic and like to run and jump before their body is ready for it. This little calf was running and playing soon after she was born. She probably ran into the wall and broke her neck.
|They decided to get another calf that was the same age as the one that died.|
When I got home Sadie was running all around her stall excited to see me!
She was ready to have a bottle of milk from someone that she knew.
|Look how big Sadie is getting!|
She gets to run and play and drink as much milk as she wants.
She's a happy, healthy calf.
|She loves to run around and play while I'm doing chores.|
I think she missed me.