We have had 2 years of drought in a row. Hay has not been good, nor plentiful. We are downsizing our sheep flock. Below is the ram we used this year. His name is Daniel. He is a very sweet boy and has lovely horns. He is for sale. If he does not sell in the next 2 weeks, he is going to the auction. :(
This is a little ram lamb. He is still a little guy in this picture. He is now about a year old and has been wethered... that means fixed or broken as we call it. :) He will be going to the butchers this weekend.
I need to call and make an appointment to get the sheep sheared. With the really cold temperatures we have been having, I would really like to hold off. It was -5 this morning without the wind chill. Here is a picture of the sheep before they are sheared.... Aren't they fluffy?
Culling livestock is not my favorite part of farming. I am also going to be getting rid of some of my ewes. It is killing me to do this, but it has to be done. Now to start choosing. :(