lambing supply order
Maple sugaring (if conditions permit, maybe not happening this year)
begin to come up with my sales list...
I plan to sell 8 adult or yearling ewes, and all yearling rams. I am trying to keep a balance of colors and patterns. I am attached to them all at this point so I have to try to keep emotions out of it. Plain and simple, I need less sheep and I decided that this the last year for a full lambing for a while. Maybe only a few bred this fall. Then we will take a break but I want to keep a nice foundation flock for when I am ready to pick up where we left off.
Pending the black and white lambs I will get from Neville, I would like to keep a total of two black and white ewes, including to be born lambs. Some of these fine black and white ewes pictured below may be available. There is interest in Dessie already as well as her yearling ram.
This is so hard because I have some really lovely sweet sheep in this group, but here are my thoughts prelambing, subject to change after lambs arrive.
All 2012 lambs (except 3 I really am going to stick to that this year)
All yearling rams
Dessie or Hope or the yearling black and white (likely 2 of the 3, possibly all 3),
Olympia's yearling ewe lamb
Maybe Quechee's gul/kat...she is very tiny but so was Quechee at her age. Some lines really need that second summer to mature, so I will wait on my final decision on her. Unless a pet or fiber home is interested in her sooner.