Jim Goldsmith Sr. leans against a fence and watches a ewe take care of her newborn lamb at his farm in the Cecilia area. During lambing season either he or his son, Jim "Jimbo" Goldsmith Jr., or both of them, are in the barn 24 hours a day, seven days a week to monitor and take care of ewes and newborn lambs, they said. Lambing season at their farm runs from the beginning of February to the beginning of May, they said.
Jim watches as his son, Jimbo, firmly pats a newborn lamb to help it get its start in life. They said they try their best to save every lamb, "(We) don't give up on them, unless they completely die on us."
Jimbo feeds a newborn lamb a mix of powdered colostrum and vitamins with a tube to make sure it gets a first feeding shortly after birth. The mother did not produce milk immediately. They usually milk the ewes and give the lambs an initial feeding with their mother's milk. Jimbo noted they have a “tender heart” toward the lambs, while talking about all they do to help them live.