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Monday, March 26, 2012

Sheeps!

The sheep have finally arrived! 

8 pregnant female Katadhin sheep. I couldn't be more excited! They were delivered today by a wonderful lady who is helping us learn our way around the business of sheep raisin. 


 After we unloaded them from the trailer, we let them hang out in the main pasture behind the house for a couple hours. Then it was time to tuck them away into the poultry yard for the night. Since he has seniority, I let Sonny (our 11 year old sheltie boy) have first go at herding them, but he just doesn't have the brain power or energy that he had when he was younger.

Luna did a much better job of getting around the flock and heading them in the right direction. She tends to be a bit grabby with stock which is something we are going to have to work on. She gave the gals a couple good chomps, but no real harm was done. We also ended up running them straight thru the temporary fencing we'd put up around the apple trees. Oops!

Eventually we got them penned in a corner and with the Big Onion's help, scooted them thru the gate and into a small fenced area for the night. We are hoping that penning them at night will help keep them safe and keep away some of the smaller predators like racoons and possums that have been going after the ducks.


Once we got them put away, Big Onion did his darndest to make friend with the girls, even tempting them with a shiny bowl full of corn, but they were having none of it.

1 comment:

  1. Awww. Too cute!! Congrats on the sheeps! I still want to play with a baby duck! =)

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