also known as the loudest part of the day as all of the sheep start screaming for their breakfast!
The breeding groups are still together, but only for one more day. The boys will go back to their bachelor pads and the girls will go out on the pastures that still have some grass.
By my calculations, it is going to be a busy lambing season…33 girls were bred in 3 weeks.
Speaking of lambs…here are the ewe lambs we are keeping with the 2 retired girls, Holly and Dolly. We were only going to keep 4 ewe lambs – 2 for us and 2 for our son. Somehow there are 10 there…
but they are such a sweet group 🙂
They scream for their food, but they really like their morning scratches. This is Unzicker Rosalind and she often leaves her food to come get extra scratches.
These girls think she is crazy!!!
To get to the back corner pasture, I have to walk through the chicory that is in full bloom right now. Summer is still here, but Fall is definitely in the air, especially on the frosty mornings.
You can also sense the urgency in the bees as they prepare for Winter.
The two ram lambs, Roy Rogers is in front and will be staying…if he starts behaving himself that is! He doesn’t think it is fair that he didn’t get any girls and has been creating a lot of commotion because of it. He will soon be with the big boys and they will surely put him in his place, at the bottom of the ladder!
I enjoy my morning chores, but will enjoy them even more when the sheep aren’t all spread out. I love spending time with the girls and it is hard to do that when they are with the boys.
Love your posts Shannon, I haven’t put rams in yet with the girls here, probably the middle of October as we get really wet cold weather in Jan and Feb. so like to have babies the middle of March. I haven’t forgotten to send your halter back,will send it soon.. Tranquility is still wild as a March Hare and have her penned yet. I have been down with my back again with all the moving and stuff. I think she may have a blind eye as she always faces slightly to the left and pupil in the left eye is tilted, but I still love her looks and she has an absolutely gorgeous fleece. I can’t wait to get her sheared when my back is better! I am on the mend, but not enough for manhandling sheep for shearing. I love chicory flowers and plan to do one of my fields come spring. I know the sheep love them!!! Enjoyed our short visit when we came to pick her up. You have your place set up nice for the sheep and your barn is nice and big!!
Thanks, Penny. No problem about the halter, I know you have been SUPER busy! I had noticed that about Tranquility, but I think it might be due to the eye split…not sure but I think her sight is just obscured. I can’t wait to see what you do with her fleece. The chicory is great for the sheep and they are even eating the stuff that has bolted. Most of what I read online says that the animals won’t eat them after they bolt, but the Jacobs do 🙂 It was very nice meeting you in person and hope to see you again in the future!