I haven’t used my Nikon D40 for almost a year. In fact when we were renovating the house last Winter, it was buried under so many piles that I lost track of it. And since then it took me this long to recover from that job! I advice if you are ever renovating and anticipating a move….don’t!!!! Just don’t do it!!!!! My next house WILL be move in ready!
The sheep have never seen my camera hanging from my neck and thought for sure it must be a bomb!!! They were curious and frightened. In the end, they decided to relax since they trust me implicitly because I am their shepherd.
The sheep are looking in good condition as we head into winter. In fact they look so good that The Littles are the only ones getting grain now. When the Dorset Girls arrived they were pretty pudgie so they were put on a grain free diet and Fairlight has dropped down considerably, but her sister Violet is still very fat!
Molly came here under nourished and her condition is up to a very safe range for breeding and for developing a nice fleece for the Spring. Her Fall fleece was in horrible condition. The fibers break when pulled and there is hardly any crimp. She is doing well now, but it may take another season to rebuild her condition so her fleece reflects it.
The Littles are growing much faster now that they are separated from the rest of the flock. They get 2# grain each a day and are usually doing cart wheels when I do chores!!! Clemy is bigger then Maude, but Maude is finally starting to grow. These girls came from the same breeder as Molly. That’s all I’m going to say about that!!! Well….maybe I will say that when you are buying breeding stock, look deeper then the surface!!!! This particular breeder has too many irons in the fire to do any of them well. Nuff said!
Mocha Maude and Clemy
Earl clearly bred Molly last weekend, and Norman has had most of the other gals to himself!!! By the looks of both rams heads they have been pounding one another! Sparing for their fair maidens!
According to breeding charts we will begin to look for lambs around mid April!!!!