This past week, we had two surprise ewe lambs born at the Genesee Country Village and Museum. We keep a few (this year 5) of our sheep at this local living history museum to represent heritage breeds. They have been a hit with museum visitors and there's even a naming contest going on at the museum to name the two lambs. When visitors arrive, they are encouraged to go visit the farm and enter the contest. The contest will be running through the month of June. No word yet from the museum whether there will be a prize for the winner, but I'll let you know if I find anything out!
It's fitting that we bring our sheep to the museum every summer because this museum is where we first learned about Lincoln sheep!
Photos courtesy of Ruby Foote, Genesee Country Village and Museum photographer.
Emmaline Long, main owner of Orchard View Farm, is currently a graduate student in the Animal Science dept. at Cornell University. She has a passion for Lincoln sheep, and loves educating others about her breed and farm, as serves as the Vice President of the National Lincoln Breeders Association.
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