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Legamin

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Very cute! We are looking forward to our first lambing since starting our venture in breeding Leicester Longwools. they have an 18 month maturity cycle before their first breeding cycle so it is a slow building up process. Our babies are from all over the world (to build a genetically diverse flock) and we are excited about our first Longwool lambs. These are the little girls all grown up now and ready to lamb in Feb/March. The rams will reach up to 340lbs and ewes 220-260 at 9-18 months. We register and breed only the ones that meet the full standard of the breed and send the rest to auction…or….
this is our retirement and we are loving it!

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Legamin

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Frappe again
This was our Boar ‘castrati ‘ who was sweet, cuddly and followed me around like a puppy. He could not have been sweeter….until…we left him in a pen alone with a couple of ewes for company during a transition of animals from pasture to breeding barn. His job was to keep the ewes that are too young to breed company for a month…and he blew it! When he was not with goats he turned mean and started charging the young ewes, bullying them away from the food. Even if I put separate food bins out he chased them away from all of them. Sadly I couldn’t keep him in with the ewes and there were not enough goats to dedicate an entire barn with hay and straw for the Winter so we ended up with an empty goat barn and a full freezer. I do love their personality but the sheep are the ’Center Ring’ to our circus and the supporting cast has to get along. He got his name ‘Scaredy Goat’ because every time a car drove by the farm he jumped straight into the air like he had never heard engine noise before. It became a comical thing at least twice per day (on our busy road)! Good times!
 

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Very cute! We are looking forward to our first lambing since starting our venture in breeding Leicester Longwools. they have an 18 month maturity cycle before their first breeding cycle so it is a slow building up process. Our babies are from all over the world (to build a genetically diverse flock) and we are excited about our first Longwool lambs. These are the little girls all grown up now and ready to lamb in Feb/March. The rams will reach up to 340lbs and ewes 220-260 at 9-18 months. We register and breed only the ones that meet the full standard of the breed and send the rest to auction…or….
this is our retirement and we are loving it!

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Congrats @Legamin - your pic is this week's POW winner and is featured on our homepage. She's a beauty - what's her name? :weee
 

Legamin

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Congrats @Legamin - your pic is this week's POW winner and is featured on our homepage. She's a beauty - what's her name? :weee
Her name is Buttercup. We caught her in a moment that we were trying to introduce a new pasture. In her suspicion and self determination she simply dropped to the ground and would go no further. So we sat among the grass and just chatted and took pictures until she took a deep breath, pushed herself up and bounded off with the rest of the flock. It was a nice afternoon with her!
 
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