Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sheep on Sunday

One of the things I love about this time of year are the sunrises. They happen later so I'm more likely to see them, and more clouds in the sky mean more interest and drama. This morning's treat:
The rams have been busy taking out their hormonal energy on the heavy horse panel that divides the Ram-ada Inn in half – and managed to break one of the pipes! I'll need Rick's help to swap this one out for an intact panel:

I pulled Cadbury out the other day for a coat change and a pedicure, a good excuse for a photo op.

Midside fleece shot
The tiniest tail on the place
I like this ram a lot, but because of my abundance of "ram power" and limited breeding opportunities, he is the one I would be willing to let go to a good home. He is a stand-offish boy when free, but is easy to handle and leads well on a halter once caught. He is a smaller ram, has fine, soft fleece with disorganized crimp, small scurs, a typey little tail and carries solid moorit. His lambs out of Annabelle this year were both very nice. Inquiries welcome.

Big Bart
Sweet Sarai
The ewe/wether group is enjoying their woodland turn-out. Some of the ewes are punchy; they are feeling their hormones, too!

That's it for today from . . .

8 comments:

  1. I have a sheep panel that remsembles that panel ........ Angora billies decided to flatten the pipe and then break it in two. So far the pallet is filling the hole they created. Do sheep or goats get headaches?????

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  2. The sunrises this time of year are beautiful; they come a bit too late to suit me -grin.

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  3. Dang, that's a little bit of a headache for one of your boys,huh?

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  4. GOSH I'm re-thinking sheep at this point seeing that broken gate! :-)

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    1. It's only the rama dama ding dongs that do that, Mary Ann. And they've been beating on that for awhile....

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  5. Michelle are your wethers better behaved? We have two mellow guys, and one that is a real trouble maker. The logistics of adding an intact ram lamb to the flock this fall has me wondering about the wisdom of keeping wethers, or at least about the efficacy of the procedure.

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    1. NONE of my wethers have been bashers or trouble-makers! I have heard that they exist, but like a long-time shepherd told me, "There is no excuse for a bad-tempered wether."

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    2. Uh oh. I'm not sure what we are going to do about the beautiful Bowmore...

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