2022 Waiting on Lambs Journal

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Bachelor flock is all back together now.
Opened the aisle to let them graze the green that hasn't been eaten since September. A little weedy up top, but tons of green underneath.
Need to put a new line of fencing & posts in the last 3 paddocks before I can let them in there.
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Anatolian Shepherd with a dash of Great Pyrenees.
Interesting. Ours is called an Anatolian Pyrenees, but he has a lot more of the Pyrenees look. He's supposed to be a LGD, but he mostly just guards the front gate. I guess I shouldn't complain, in that we've actually witnessed him thwart fox attacks on the chickens, and he does seem to keep the coyotes and neighborhood dogs away. (He came with the farm.). Plus, he's sweet.
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Have you considered keeping a ram intact and turning him into a teaser ram? You run a teaser ram before putting in the actual breeding rams, it brings the ewes into cycle and get them ready. So when you put the actual breeding groups together the ewes should be ready to breed and not drag out the breeding (and therefore lambing) dates.
It seems pretty reliable. I'm hoping to do that this year.
 

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Have you considered keeping a ram intact and turning him into a teaser ram? You run a teaser ram before putting in the actual breeding rams, it brings the ewes into cycle and get them ready. So when you put the actual breeding groups together the ewes should be ready to breed and not drag out the breeding (and therefore lambing) dates.
It seems pretty reliable. I'm hoping to do that this year.
No, I haven't.
They lambed for like 2 weeks straight last year at one point and I ran out of space in my barn. It's too hectic, I need a break from being up all night. Lol.
 

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Got one frame up, second going up tomorrow. The anchors are causing huge problems. :(
Eevee & Billy should be moving to PA soon.
Moos are "helping" build the barn expansion.
And 2nd LGD is learning about moos under supervision.
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