Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Musical sheep. Again.

Last night, I noticed the 4 younger ewes jumping on each other and acting friskier than usual. So I went over and got Mr. Abraham. This is his first time in with the ewes. Ever. He's had to patiently wait his turn. The other 2 have been with the 4 older ewes and hopefully they are all bred now. But I did have to move big Darla over to stay with the other 2 rams because Abraham is her son.  She did not like that at all. And is still telling me so. She is VERY loud.

So last night, Abraham sniffed around a little. That's about all I saw so far. This morning, they are all just eating and grazing. Nothing much happening yet. I hope I wasn't too late. But that would be ok because 2 of the younger ewes are still so small. That's why I was waiting til later to breed them. And it would be ok if they don't get bred right now. I'll be keeping Abraham, so they could wait til spring.

Anyway, more goings on at Outback Farm. What's happening on your farms this time of year? It's too wet to do anything in the gardens right now.


White Sheep Farm said...

Hi Kris,
I have been moving sheep as well ...

Kris said...

Hi Teri. Are you breeding all your sheep this year? I didn't really want to breed my younger ewes just yet but it's hard to separate them from the older ewes. So I'll just have to wait now and see if they did get bred. They are all old enough, just 2 of them are smaller.

And someone on MJF had asked about milking Shetland and Icelandic sheep. Don't you have Shetlands> Have you ever tried to milk them?