Cute little Clover with her mom.

Once we make it past Labor Day, the rhythms on our farm change significantly. The gardens transition from summer to autumn crops, we’re watching the forecast for chances of frost, and preparations commence in earnest for the fall lambing season.

Our flock of California Red-cross sheep has increased dramatically from our original two Hampshires in 2001 that having all the ewes lamb at once in the spring proved to be too much both for our facility space and our available people power. Kara did her research, and several years ago we began splitting the flock and having one group that bred in the fall for a spring lambing, with a second group breeding in the spring for a fall lambing.

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