Our much anticipated lambs have entered the world! Our Katahdin ewes made quick work of the three births (all within about 24 hours of one another) and are now bonding with their lovely lambs. The Unity College barn crew, in keeping with the ‘Mountains of Maine’ theme, welcomed Bigelow, Sandy Bay, and Goose Eye early this week. We couldn’t be happier to have these spring babies just as the sun is gaining ground and the temperatures are climbing.
Check out this short film on the Sustainability of Rotational Grazing (presented by PBS and The Lexicon of Sustainability) and learn a little bit about why we employ a Salatin-type model for our Katahdin sheep and San Clemente Island goats at Unity College.
This past weekend Unity College students rallied alongside the approximate 1,200 students who traveled from 100 colleges and universities throughout the nation to attend XL Dissent.
Drop Everything and Rally!
A last minute opportunity for Unity College students! This weekend, March 1st and 2nd, join students from across the nation in a march from Georgetown University to the White House. Demand the attention of Obama and make it known that the youth of America does not want to see him approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. XL Dissent is completely student organized.
There is also a non-violent direct action training Saturday 5-9PM that we will attend.
This trip will last the entirety of the weekend: early morning Saturday-early morning Monday.
More details to come.
To attend this event e-mail: email@example.com
Last Friday, the barn had a visit from Dr. Hale of Hometown Veterinary Care in Fairfield. Our goal for the day was to ultrasound the Katahdin Ewes to determine whether or not they had been impregnated by Rocky the ram. The ladies were very patient while Dr. Hale poked and prodded with the ultrasound probe. It was pretty amazing to see the life growing inside of Blueberry, Snow, and Moxie! We saw lovely little heartbeats, squirming limbs, and xylaphone-esque rib cages on the fuzzy, black and white screen. These lambs are due on the ground in about two months so stay tuned!