Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Tilley, Queen of the Sheep
Does a pregnant ewe get morning sickness? Tilley, the other senior Womerlippi ewe has been off her feed for a day or two, same symptoms and attitude that Tootsie had last week. If it follows the same course, after another day or so, possibly this afternoon, she'll start to show interest in grain again.
We're not sure at this point how many of our seven Corriedale ewes are pregnant, or "bred" in farmer-speak. The three two and three-year olds may or may not be, and if they are, they'll drop much later in the season because they were bred much later. But the three senior yows (as they say in Yorkshire) were bred in Late October/Early November and should lamb in March.