Saturday, June 4, 2011

Catching Up

Last weekend we moved the rams into the barn for an evening then set about shearing them the following morning. Such nosey boys... Liam and Aragorn are right there watching as Poseidon gets his haircut. After the 24-hour ram cram we moved the boys into the goat pen as the goats are still in their winter paddock. This has worked out great as the grass was pretty high, so on top of having a great deal to eat, the tall grass has seemed to cut down on their ram hi-jinks following the shearing. So far, no bloody heads and not much neck wrestling.

We also moved the yearling group from paddock three of the barnyard into the paddock vacated by the rams.  We must remember this moving schedule for next spring (hence recording it here) because this was the easiest (on the shepherdess/s) succession of paddocks we have ever done.  The sun has been so hot, everyone has been enjoying the shade.


  1. Sounds like you have been very busy at your place. It's hot here too!

  2. love that shot of the sheep in the shade. how sweet!