Our sheep have not had a baby in almost a week. They are very spread out in the birthing process, but Annmarie and I have decided this is a good thing. Instead of dealing with 50 babies in a single month we deal with them over a four month period. It works out better for us and we pretty much have only about 3-4 months out of the year where we do not have babies. Its easier to keep track of the little ones when they are not all tearing around and all the same size. I have slowly been digging out the creek in the barn lot to make it narrower and get it down to its gravel bed and not this slow muddy mess. It is starting to look good. We do need to dig out the front creek again the entire length, but it is painful. It is kinda on my list but not a real priority. I need to go tag and band the five new babies in the nursery pen so their mothers and them can be let out with the main herd. I will do that this week. Its easy to tell if a baby has been tagged or not, we just look for the droopy left ear! I always tag them in the left ear and as babies their ears are not strong enough to stand up with a tag in place. Sometimes, it is harder to see the tag, but the saggy ear is a dead giveaway.