Monday, January 28, 2008
Meet the Flock
Here are the new additions to our little farm. These are 10 Hair Sheep all with lambs to be born anywhere from May 23rd to June 21st. Michael did not get home until well after dark with them last night so I wasn't able to really see them. I did stick my hands in the trailer to touch them. After touching them, I am convinced that this is what clouds must feel like. I could have stood there for a very long time just squishing their hair.
The farm that Michael purchased the sheep from was a wealth of information. My husband and children all came home quite impressed with the Border Collie that she used to herd the sheep. Michael said that he enjoyed watching the Border Collie work as much as he enjoys watching bird dogs do their thing. I am sure a Border Collie will be in his future. I told him that we could use our English Mastiff to round up the sheep. He glared at me and said that would look more like a nuclear explosion! Not a pretty picture to think about there!!!
As we learn more, we will be sure to pass on the information. I would like Michael to post about his growing knowledge of sheep. He serenaded me to sleep last night telling me all about sheep breeding and genetics. I drifted off somewhere between the RR factor and the QQ genetic factor.
grace and peace,