The Babies are Here!
The lamb babies are here, and more are arriving as I type this blog! Lambing season is one of the most exciting times at BF Farms.
For months we anticipate, watching the bellies of our pregnant ewes grow in the hot summer sun, knowing that many are carrying twins. We check on them more frequently than usual, making sure they are receiving adequate water and mineral, checking their bodies as they grow. They stay close to the water trough to get some relief from the heat and their backs sway with the weight of their bundle. Lying down is their favorite past time, as should be towards the end of a pregnancy. Am I right, mamas?
Then as sure as the seasons change, new life is born! When we hear the first baby cry, we know many more are coming and ready ourselves to care for a new generation of sheep. When we first began our sheep adventures on the farm, we tried to step in and help in the birthing process. We thought, "Of course we would step in and see how things were going because we are the farmers! We typically receive extra care as humans so why wouldn't they?" We ended up doing more damage than good, entering in to a first time mommy and baby bonding situation that really needed to happen naturally. We have learned our lesson and now watch the miracles happen from the sidelines, allowing nature to take over. These mamas give birth in less than 10 minutes...to babies half their size...can you imagine? Our ewes are strong. They certainly don't need our help.
We believe that the best nutrition for our lambs is to nurse with their mamas for as long as possible. They form a bond, nurse until they are strong enough to eat, and then begin to graze on our grasses when they are ready. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? We as humans strive for the same beginnings with our babies. Milk from mother is the best way to build up resistance against disease and illness. There's a reason why they call it "liquid gold"!
At BF Farms, we want the most natural and organic processes for our animals. We give them access to the most nutritious substances available so that you can have the most nutritious meat around. We are thankful for the opportunity to be a part of your meals.
Do you have a lamb recipe you would like to share with us? If so, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and your recipe could be the subject of our next blog post! How exciting is that?
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