The Slowcook at Spydog Farm The Slowcook at Spydog Farm

Chewin’ Cud

October 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Posted in farming


A longtime sheep farmer once observed, you know you’ve got happy sheep when they’re laying around at 7 a.m., chewing their cud.

Our sheep must be pretty happy. These are the four Dorper ewes we purchased earlier in the summer. They’ve spent the ensuing months grazing fresh pasture every day. They are plump and in the pink of health.

We’ll be introducing these girls to our rams in about a month. With any luck, they’ll be lambing next April, when they’re a little over a year old. With some more luck, we’ll be having lamb for dinner before 2015 is done.

The livestock farmer needs a long calendar.

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