|Heading out to the South Pasture|
It is hard to believe that August has came and went! Summer is too short, I would like to see it last a little longer. We have been having some very warm weather so it seems that Summer is resisting some. I am okay with that, I am not ready for wood burning, hay feeding, coats, boots and the list could go on and on.
Not much has been going on in the pastures. They never got mowed, I am trying to turn that into a positive thing, thinking the sheep will have more forage and browse this fall. But then reality is in the background telling me that the sheep will probably ignore it since they are not big fans of tall grass.
Not the end of the world, but it would have looked a lot nicer if it had been cut.
The sheep are starting to mingle with each other. I am thinking by the end of winter we may be back to one flock!
We did make our LAST sheep purchase for 2013, a Tunis Ram from Ohio. He is everything we wanted in a Ram, but he is not the nicest guy we ever met. He has more ram attitude than we are use to. He is in the barn, and with the horrible lighting in there we can't get a decent picture, so he won't make his debut until he gets let out in the barnyard.
And as far as the last sheep purchase for 2013, he should be our last sheep purchase period. We have the numbers we need for the amount of pasture we have. I am already thinking ahead to all of those lambs that are going to make an appearance in 2014! More than enough to keep us busy!
I hope everyone enjoys their Holiday Weekend!