No Rest for the Weary During Lambing Season
April 15, 2016

This is a video that many sheep producers across the country can relate to at this time of year.

On a chilly April morning Chris Basford, the flock manager at North Star Sheep Farm in Windham, Maine, sits on a pile of hay, bottle-feeding a 10-day-old lamb. Basford started his day at dawn and there's no telling when he'll be able to head home for a few hours sleep.

"I sleep when I can get a chance," he says. "You can never really plan, because there's always something. You're ready to leave at the end of the night, and another one's having a baby."

Welcome to lambing season at Maine's largest sheep farm owned by American Sheep Industry Association members Lisa and Phillip Webster. Watch the video at www.pressherald.com/2016/04/11/susan-kimball-no-rest-for-the-weary-during-lambing-season.

Reprinted in part from Portland Press Herold