Monday, September 24, 2012

24%



This morning I loaded Adelaide up in the car and took her to the vet. A tech came out and drew blood. The vet came out a little later and said her red blood cell count was at 24%!! After 2 weeks of the Red Cell and whatever else I've been doing, this is great news. Up 15% from 2 weeks ago. He would like to see it at least around 30% soon. And he said he'd like to do another fecal before I do any more worming. Which I hope I won't have to for a long time.

So now I need to get both pastures mowed. Then let them rest a week. Then start thinking about breeding who to whom. I think Adelaide and Annabelle are just too small still. I will wait til December to breed those two. And I want to use Abraham, the black Finn ram, on them. This is Annabelle and Amarillo is the last picture. She's a lot bigger than them but she's Finn too.

So that's what's going on here at Outback Farm these days. Lots of musical sheep and goats. Hopefully next spring, we'll have lots of cute little lambs and kids jumping around again!


3 comments:

White Sheep Farm said...

Kris,
What breed is she?
Teri

Kris said...

Teri, Adelaide and Amarillo are Finn sheep. They have just a little Suffolk but mostly Finn. Annabelle is mostly Finn with a little Hampshire and Suffolk. That's why I'd like to use Abraham as he is mostly Finn as well. Then I'll use these 3 for fiber. They all have nice wool. Quite dirty right now though. Adelaide is the only one I can actually pet and see how pretty her wool is. It's about 3-4" long right now with a nice crimp. Is that how you say that? I need to know all the terms for wool.

White Sheep Farm said...

They are so pretty ... I thought they were Shetlands, they look very close. I wonder what it would be like breeding with a Shetland ram????? hmmmmm ....