Everything you need to know about lambing in the winter.
Lambing in the winter is one of those things nobody wants to have happen to them! Especially here in Canada, it’s cold… really cold. But it just so happens that our ram, Bravo, hopped the fence this past August and quickly got to work. So here we were a few weeks ago (during that extreme cold front) with -30 temps and a new lamb. All in all, I guess no temperature is too cold to lamb, as long as they have access to a barn (unheated).
Winter farming is a breeze compared to summer farming. While there is still lots to do, it’s a nice break from what the growing season brings.
All of our animals are very hardy, and though they may not like the cold, they sure can tolerate it. Our elk are practically made for extreme temps, our Katahdin sheep handle it well, and our chickens keep each other warm on the roost. Us on the other hand, need to dress warm to tolerate this cold!
Happy New Year everyone, hope your Christmas was amazing! I think winter is here to stay finally, woke up to -9…
I’ve been a little MIA lately, that rush before the holidays always gets me. I do apologize, but I’ve been working on some exciting things for you all. I have been working on all new amazing freebies and paid e-books for more detailed information on a variety of topics. I’m sure you’ll love them! Just wanted to give you a little update. Now onto our regularly scheduled programming…
Choosing a chicken waterer may seem like an easy job, but having been through a lot, I’m here to tell you that they are not all made equally. The material, the handles, the capacity, and even the whole design must all be taken into consideration.