It finally rained again! It was so refreshing. Unfortunately it didn’t last long enough. We haven’t had any substantial rain since June and I think we all miss it a little. Yesterday was also our scheduled day for turning the ewes in with the rams and I was hoping the weather change would give the rams a little more energy – they have been awfully lazy this summer.
We moved 62 sheep from 3 pastures and split them up into 7. We have a pasture of ram lambs, one with the ewe lambs and herding sheep, and 5 different pastures with breeding groups. This all has to be strategically planned out because there needs to be empty space between all of the breeding groups. We have learned this the hard way – rams will not think twice about going through a fence when there is a ewe in heat next door. Kate had a blast moving everyone and Theron is really excited about his future Reno babies.
Here are the different groups and I have added a 2009 Breeding Group page with individual pictures of the sheep.
Green Water Julian with Kenleigh’s Infiniti, Kenleigh’s Pacifica, Zettle’s Harley, Windy Acres Darling, Windy Acres Dusty, Maverick Marloe, Meridian Shasta, and Kenleigh’s Legacy.
Patchwork Abraham with Kenleigh’s Chevelle, Kenleigh’s Aimee, Kenleigh’s Azera, Meridian Hailey, Kenleigh’s Celeste, and Kenleigh’s Sahara.
Magic Moon Junior with Sagebrush Rae-Ann, Windy Acres Kate Lynn, bide a wee Althea, bide a wee Tess, Kenleigh’s Ellie, Painted Rock Jeslyn.
Kenleigh’s Reno with Timber’s Hallelujah, Kenleigh’s Petunia, bide a wee Dolly Doll, Kenleigh’s Symphony, and Zettle’s Hattie.
Kenleigh’s Wrangler with Meridian Bronwen, Windy Acres Amber, Rolling Hills Veronica, Kenleigh’s Aurora, Kenleigh’s Liberty, and Mud Ranch Jonquil.
It looks like I may have timed things nicely because Amber was bred last night and the boys were chasing a few more girls around tonight. So, our first lambs should be arriving at the end of January.
Nice groupings and it looks like you will have a great lamb crop. I am excited to have a new ram and am looking forward to seeing what develops, and I am also still seeing things about this years’ lambs that make me very happy.Isn’t keeping sheep just the most wonderful thing?To have a son who shares this passion with you is priceless,,,
It will be fun to see the what shows up in Jan.
Looks like a great line up!
I need a cycling story with lots of pictures….not pictures of sheep thinking of procreating! Show me the boy!!!!!
Excellent groupings Shannon! I am smitten w/ couples by ewe name: Infinity, Bronwen, & Pacifica (Harley too, but I’ve got her son already.) 😉 Looking forward to seeing what you get next year!