I thought it would be fun to post a photo from each month of this year to highlight and remember all that I've accomplished this year on the farm. It was difficult to choose just one photo for each month. From the most lambs we have ever had, to grazing our newly seeded pasture, to the release of my first farm yarn- 2019 has been a great year for our little flock! To keep up to date with my happenings throughout the year, follow me on Instagram or Facebook: @OrchardViewLincolns.
Lambing began on January 9th and began several months of excitement.
This photo is obviously not of my farm, but of a sheep on its way to market in Kenya. I had the opportunity to travel to Kenya in February and saw LOTS of sheep!
We ended the season with 40 lambs- the most ever!
Lambs on spring pasture.
At the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, I had the opportunity to have my sheep judged by Ian and Louise of the Risby Flock of Lincolns in the UK. Such an honor and so great to have them here in the US!
A VERY wet May and June led to a very lush pasture. It was exciting to see my pasture in full production after seeding last summer.
One of my yearling ewes enjoy a summer evening on pasture.
Breeding season was in full swing in August.
Beautiful fleeces and a pasture full of white clover.
Here is a #nofilter photo for you! There were so many gorgeous sunsets this October. It was hard to choose just one photo.
Shearing day in November resulted in some of the highest yielding and highest quality fleeces we have ever had.
December means time to stay feeding hay again. Pregnant ewes are preparing for another lambing season.
Emmaline Long, main owner of Orchard View Farm, has a passion for Lincoln sheep and loves educating others about her breed and farm, She currently serves as the Vice President of the National Lincoln Breeders Association.