This week has been all about the sheep.
So much going on and we take the next step.
On Wednesday a dear sweet lady, friend and mentor, came out to visit our little farm..Her husband and her have a very long history in the development of Hair Sheep to Florida and our sheep are decedents of ewes from their flock. We got lots of great information and pointed and a thumbs up on the condition of our ewes. And found out that our young growing ram lambs require 2x the feed to put on as much weight as the girls. So we have doubled their evening rashions. Can't wait to get one of those bad boys in the freezer...YUM
Ruth did a FAMACHA test and found them to look good and health, which of course is great news for us as the less you have to worm the better the health of your stock is.
Young Ewes at Evening Feed Time.
As I mentioned before we are taking the next step and starting production....So hubby and I build a new "love shack" in the north pen...For the next 35 days (2 heat cycles) Rocky the Ram Lamb and the 6 2yr old ewes will be housed in this pen....It is going to be a long 5 months (gestation period of a sheep) to see if this was a successful interlude.
Farmer Brown and his goatie helpers working on the love shack.
And of course there is the never ending feedings...So when ever possible I use child labor lol.
Hey as long as I don't actually pay her it is not illegal *wink*
Yup, that is the "wee one" totting the buckets of feed out to the "meat sheep"
Meat, Lambchop and Jr are very excited to see her.
The goats are less than impressed the sheep are being feed first.
Other news, we had a 4H meeting this week at school and Sara is loving it...She is half way thru her activity book already and has a whole month to do it lol.
It is that time of yr again, having been hanging out with a couple of my fave ppl painting backdrops for the Kids Choir Christmas program...Though the wee one opted not to be a part of the choir this yr I still love to do the backdrop.
I will be back tomorrow with a very special post. Until then
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