Welcome to HighTail Farms, LLC! We're a small farm located in Hammond, Louisiana. We are dedicated to providing people with ethically raised and humanely processed pastured poultry and sheep, fresh eggs, and raw meat for pet food.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Rialey's First "Sheep Day"
I have to mention that since the puppy came on the scene, Luna has been trying extra hard to be the perfect farmdog. Any time I ask her for help, she's there with no talking back or funny business. She and I had to retrieve the sheep from the back pasture and herd them all the way into the goat yard for health checks. She moved those spooky sheep with an ease and grace I have never seen her exhibit. Since our sheep are so spooky they have to be herded very carefully to avoid wild chases and often the dog needs to be 30-40ft away. Luna got those sheep across the big pasture, over two bridges, through the poultry pens and into that yard in a calm and orderly fashion. Nothing like a young upstart looking over your shoulder to keep you on your best game!
sheep deck chair with our ram, McLovin. This position actually worked pretty darn well for trimming the big guy's hooves.
I'm happy to report that the general health of our flock seems to keep getting better and better. We had a few problem feet here and there. No surprise with our nasty, wet winter. Very few of the adults needed worming and most of our nursing moms are putting their weight back on.