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Entries Tagged as 'sheep'

So Long, Buddy!

May 15th, 2016 · 3 Comments · farming

We sold our ram Buddy to a local couple and I was sorry to see him go. We purchased him as a yearling from our friend Ashley and her father in December 2013 and he did his job well building our flock of sheep to the point where we don’t have any room for more […]

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Things Sure Change Fast Around Here

April 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment · farming

It’s official: We’ve had more snow since spring started than in any of the so-called winter months this season. It couldn’t happen at a worse time. All our ewes had just given birth or were about to when this latest “polar vortex” struck. And we were feeling so smug, watching the grass go green. This […]

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Mamma Mia!

April 4th, 2016 · No Comments · Blog, farming

Our alpha ewe, Charlotte, was a failed mom. She’d been culled from the sheep farm where we bought her three years ago because of reproductive issues. Then she had still-born lambs two years in a row, one premature. The vet told us we shouldn’t allow her too breed anymore or risk serious health consequences. “She’s […]

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