How to Milk Sheep

Sheep milking is one of the little pleasures in life. It is a beautiful moment on the franch when shepherd and sheep work together as partners. In the beginning milking time resembled a rodeo event, but after a few weeks everyone learned their parts gracefully. Once you learn how to milk sheep, you will be…

The Race to Cool the Milk

After our dairy ewe lambed, we were slapped in the face with all the things we didn’t know about milk, milking, and milk handling, which was about everything.  It took a few weeks, okay it took 8 weeks to feel mostly comfortable with the idea of playing with another creatures, um ….. teats, but we…

Learning How to Lamb

Our first lamb was born February 4th, 2015, and it was high drama.  When we arrived back at the house around 3:30, Sasha’s water had broken, and she was in active labor.  We kept a respectful distance and marveled at the miracle of birth.  As I looked down at Sasha, I sent a little plea…