Early lambing is not for the faint-hearted apparently, but breaking even (just about) on mid-season lambs is not much fun either. Something had to give.

And so we are going to change from lambing in mid-March to lambing in early January. This is not the first time my brother and I will copy something our father was doing 30 years ago. As far as I remember, the idea he had was that the small flock of 60 ewes would be lambed and out cleaning off paddocks before the cows calved and needed the grass.