Kiley’s 4-H Lamb!
By Phoebe Bean
Last weekend was busy and exciting at the main ranch. Not only were we branding and vaccinating lambs, but we also had a special visitor: Kiley Roberts, an eight-year-old in search of a 4-H lamb! Since Kiley and her family want to raise a lamb that hasn’t been exposed to any hormones or chemicals, we decided that donating a Lava Lake lamb could be the perfect fit.
Kiley and her family drove three hours on Sunday to come meet her lamb. First, Pedro and I brought Kiley to our lambing sheds and outdoor pens to show her where our lambs are born and to tell her more about the ranch.
After meeting all of the lambs and going over some of the characteristics that 4-H judges would look for, she ultimately decided to go with a male Columbia/Suffolk cross. They hit it off right away!
We loaded her new lamb into the back of the car and the rest is history! Please visit Kiley’s blog, Adventures with Kiley, to follow her progress. Good luck, Kiley! We are honored to be a part of your first 4-H experience.