Bee - yes she is a chunky lady - you can check out the herd and other 4 legged friends on my website including the Romney sheep. i have said this before and will say it again - I have found the sheep fasinating to have around and just love em to bits, they are a big part on the farm now and found a crackin ram who has been having some fun with the ladies - cant wait for lambing again
Well....I will be getting rid of my sheeples next weekend, so this journal will be coming to a close. I hope everyone has learned a little about some things, as I did. Their original breeder is taking them back home....this means I can visit anytime I want and see their lambs. This I love!
It would be real nice to have an all natural section for sheep like they do for the goats, as everyone insists they are so different.
I have had fun experimenting with an all-natural husbandry for these gals and funny as it may seem, the breeder from whence I bought them has been picking my brains about using the same methods! Go figure!
I loved my self feeding system this year and so did the sheep....they also loved their little sheep hut. Their new/old owner is coming this next week to look at the sheep hut and to buy up all my stock panels and sheep equipment.
I couldn't have picked a better breed for my first sheep and would recommend Katahdins to anyone else getting into sheep for the first time. No real health problems, easy birthing, thrifty feeders, sweet and quirky personalities and beautiful animals. They do well on browse and graze and don't seem to need or utilize corn/feed like other breeds.
Good luck to you all with your sheep herding and I will be reading along with great interest as you all learn and develop ways to cope with your livestock.
Well...I expect you to have a journal documenting your progress with this special breed and I will be anxiously awaiting the pics and stories! I'll have to live my sheep life vicariously through you guys now, so don't disappoint me!!!
I've had a ball doing this and I can't say that one part has been useless....I hope you have just as much fun, satisfaction and love while raising your sheep. They are amazing animals! I never really knew how they grab you around the heart until I had some of my own....I think it's because they look to you for guidance and security. Sort of like a child.....