With April approaching Dad crutched the ewes in preparation for lambing to start. Crutching refers to the shearing of the wool from around the tail and between the rear legs of the ewes just before lambing to keep the wool cleaner after lambing so as to help prevent the possibility of maggots. We also clean up the wool on the ewes belly and around the udder to make the process of starting to nurse a little easier for the newborn lambs.
Lambing!! The thought of it makes my ears long to hear the sound of baby lambs calling and the echoing responses of the mama’s.