Yes, you read correctly. Sproing.
Sproing is the word I use to describe the pouncing, prancing, dancing, tumbling of spring lambs. Here at Tanglewood our Icelandic ewes are looking plumper than ever. They are tired and fat and irritable and itchy and we still have at least a week until they could be due!
This is the time of year when shepherdesses anxieties run high. Did I provide enough selenium and vitamin E? Are they getting enough protein? Are they too fat? too skinny? Oh my gosh, did I vaccinate too late? I can sit in the house for hours, fretting and freaking, and then I walk out into the sun and do a quick scan of the yard…
The ewes are all relaxed and lounging lazily beneath trees, chewing cud. They’re not panicked, so there is no reason for me to be…. right?
I’ll be sure I keep you all posted over the next few weeks as things progress. For now, wish me luck!