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    Learning to be a shepherd.

    Welcome! Always glad to have a new Shepherd participant in the forums.
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    Emergency Fire IDs

    I was nervous about tagging my own critters at first, but it was surprisingly easy on both human and sheep, less distressing than a hoof-trimming session
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    Emergency Fire IDs

    Would ear tags work for you? My sheep have names, farm, and ID numbers on their ear tags, and you can buy customized tags from Premier 1, so I imagine you could add your contact info as well.
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    Any tips to convince parents?

    Maybe you could ease them into goats by starting with raising a kid for show or market. I don’t know anything about those livestock niches, but the built-in end date might overcome some of your parents’ hesitation while giving you another chance to demonstrate a positive experience with goat(s).
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    Last lambs of the season! Meet Banana’s new ewe-lambs, Dewberry and Brunhilda (3/15/2021)!

    Last lambs of the season! Meet Banana’s new ewe-lambs, Dewberry and Brunhilda (3/15/2021)!
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    Introduction.

    Welcome to Backyardherds!
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    Butchered my first wether; time to tan!

    To avoid the difficulty of disposing of a large volume of acid solution, I used the brush-on method described in the article I posted instead of the soaking method. I got my acid and washing soda from Van Dykes. All the solution needed, a half batch of the given recipe, fit in this manageable...
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    Butchered my first wether; time to tan!

    He was a fairly small sheep, but the hide is smaller than it would be if I hadn’t damaged/wasted so much by inexperience.
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    Butchered my first wether; time to tan!

    By the end, I had to trim off some damaged hide from the edges, had two holes, a tear at the edge, and some lost wool, but I’d still consider this a success for a beginner.
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    HI! nice to meet you

    Welcome to Backyardherds!
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    Cherry’s new twins, a ram and a ewe, born 2/27/2021

    Cherry’s new twins, a ram and a ewe, born 2/27/2021
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    New member

    Welcome to BYH! What breed(s) of sheep do you keep? Do you have other livestock?
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