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Sun May 22, 2011
Spring lambing in Michigan (video)
Large flocks of sheep are typically found in the Rocky Mountains, California, and Texas.
But there's a growing number of shepherds in Michigan.
There's solid demand for lamb meat from Michigan's ethnic communities. Lamb prices are good. And the farmland in Michigan not suited for traditional crops makes for good pasture.
I visited Jack and Martha Knorek who showed me around their farm during the height of spring lambing season.
The mama ewes were a little camera shy, so unfortunately I didn't get to see a lamb being born. One was born ten minutes before I arrived, and another was born about an hour after I left.