Recent news and thoughts from the Vidals at Brightwood Vineyard and Farm.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Our First Lamb of 2013 Has Arrived!
One of our older, experienced ewes, Shirley gave birth to a beautiful ewe lamb this morning. We raise Tunis sheep- a heritage breed with a long history in Virginia, going back to the colonial period. We have found them to be healthy sheep- and excellent mothers! Tunis lambs are a rusty brown color at birth and gradually lighten to creamy white as they grow. Our new little lamb was already going out to the pasture this evening right along with her mom- at the ripe old age of 12 hours!
Our guardian dog, Leia was attentive during the birth and got to know the new little one right away. All of our sheep are very comfortable with Leia around- they know that her job is to protect them!