Sunday, October 24, 2010
October 23rd and 24th Breeding Groups Put Together
I'm exhausted! But the groups are done. Zeus got his group yesterday and the Cheviot was bred within minutes. The rest of the groups were put together today. Sorting was an event with a goat that wanted very much to be included! None of the Shetlands were receptive to their rams but Neville and his ewes are in the south pasture. Zeus and his in the North in the old sheep shed/pump house. Champ and his ewes are in the barn. The rammie lambies are still out back. The goats and lambs are in the big shed now that the fencing as been replaced/repaired. Pigs in the garden and the horses even get to keep their stalls and don't have to give up their current turn out! Lots of groups to "deliver" feed/water too, since the chickens are still in electro net as well. But is only for a short time so it will be okay. Well I guess it will have to be. I was able to get a photo of two groups before it got too dark and my camera stopped cooperating. I will post pictures of some of the rest as soon I get some good ones. So lambs are expected right on schedule as the last few years. The week of March 20th with the crosses and the Shetlands to follow. Lambing here is usually complete by mid April.
Left to right: Peep, Marshmello, Neville, Carmel, Cotton Candy, Peanut, Pearl in front.
Potential poll carriers: Hester, Olympia, Opal... Champ will help determine if they really are.
These three ewes are my personal favorites. Pictured: Hester, Olympia, Opal, and Champ.