I have achieved lambs.
I have two Katahdin ram lambs.
And I met a wonderful shepherd
with great herding dogs.
I spent several hours working
the herd with him to get these two.
It was a great evening and I thrilled to
watch his dogs work.
I hope to go back one day and I
have pre-ordered some chocolate ewes
from next spring's lambing.
We shall see how this goes.
It will be our first time with sheep.
As a zookeeper in my earlier life
I am more accustomed to African
hoofstock than to domesticated
These boys are going to cut the grass
and then they will fill the freezer!
Lamb stew and herbed bread
on a cold winter's day.
I can't wait.
up quickly. We need to
drag over the bathtub so their pool
can be bigger. They are outgrowing this.
They still demand to stay in the potting
shed at night, so I must herd them back and forth
everyday. But they herd very easily..
much, much easier than chickens, so
it is not much of a problem. I actually enjoy
herding them.. they are so funny to watch
and are so happy when they reach their destination.