Sunday, August 7, 2011
Possible Change in the Sales List
I try to sell my lambs quick so I don't get attached to too many of them. Well that is the theory anyway. Some folks wait to even place their lambs on their sales list until they mature more and can be fully evaluated. That way you don't let keepers go by being too quick to sell. Well I have too many keepers as far as I am concerned because I like them all and I have to try to move more lambs before it gets too hard. I have had to say some hard goodbyes this year already but with 54 sheep post lambing it was inevitable. If all my sheep were carbon copies of each other it would be easy but the Shetland diversity makes it more difficult and more enjoyable, I guess you take the bad with the good. So this lamb below was originally to be sold and if someone doesn't want her quick I might not be able to let her go at all. She is a possible polled or half poll...and spoken for twice but the first home chose a more friendly ewe and the second had transportation issues getting her to TN. So maybe it is a sign that she belongs here.
(Excuse the recycled photos below) Peep has been making her case that she needs to stay and been sucking up to me every time I go out to the pasture. Her beautiful fawn half sister left yesterday and another half sister Sprinkles is also sold, so Peep will be staying for this breeding season. Might be available again next summer.