It's been a while since I've done a post about The Sheep, they tend to get a little forgotten here in this busy household. I have become quite used to seeing them grazing out in the paddock when I look out of my bedroom window first thing in the morning, and it's nice to hear them bleating in the distance. Apart from a daily head count and check on the water troughs they pretty much just look after themselves. They keep the grass down and our dreams alive.
YES! That is a Sheep eating my Fruit Trees . . .
and they say foxes are cunning.
Fruit trees have now been fenced off! Off Limits to all Sheep!!
Hubby, who is luckily a born and bred farmer had been busy building some holding yards so we can get them in for a closer look and any sheep maintenance they may need!! They are still a bit wild at the moment but hopefully in time, with a few short stints in the yard they will become a little more people friendly. The children have been enjoying rounding them up into the yards, they have had a bit of practice as it is usually something they enjoy when we holiday with Gran & Pop.
The lambs seems to be healthy & well.
On closer inspection, it appears that Cappuccino is actually a Wether! (Castrated Male) so no lambs from
He will just have to make sure he earns his keep in
And as for Sunday Roast, well, no chance of getting him to the table too soon . . .
My behind is fatter than this one!
Hey dad, lets catch that big FAT one over there...
Nearly got her...
FAT SHEEP = Heavy in LAMB
Hubby checked all the ewes and it appears they are all very heavily pregnant and due any day now...I will definitely keep you POSTED. Very Very Exciting!
Ahh mama's milk on it's way....Now I know that people keep goats for milk, cheese, soap etc... Should I be looking at the possibilities of milking these sheep?
I think I'll just keep my order in for a Milking Cow!
I am however, very keen for shearing day, which must only be a few months away. Now that I am a novice crochet artist, imagine what I could create with Home Spun Wool. How Exciting!!!
One day. . .Remember, one step at a time.
Lets just get these lambs out first.