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I have never known a herd that was closed for over 100 years!
That's amazing to me too. I can say that it is a good way to set some positive traits in your herd if you keep a realistic eye on the outcome and aren't afraid to change course if it isn't working well.
 

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It's looking like rain for most of the day today so I decided to give Lance a bit of work since I wanted to move the sheep from the west paddock, through the center paddock and back to fresh grass beside the driveway. We want to work them Wednesday and it's easier to have them closer to the handling area. I had Lance holding in the destination paddock while I went through the two netting gates to get Maisy (our Great Pyrenees) out of the way. By the time I turned back around and started to call Lance, the sheep had already gone through the gates and were where I wanted them. :)

I went ahead and let Maisy out so I could groom her again. It seems like once a day isn't enough to keep the mats under control. Do Pyres shed their summer coat? She seems to be blowing her coat even faster than this spring.

A couple of "just because" pictures. The Maple Trees we started in South Carolina are growing really fast.

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Ewe herd 25 Aug 2019.JPG
 

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Yes, GP’s she’d their summer coat too. I think I’m gonna have to cut Paris’s coat in places. She snuck wads in there on me.

Ringo is a good boy with the ewes. When I take him out, he will have 2 ewes to hang out with, a young one and Ewenique, who had the “oops” lamb. Her lamb is getting weaned in the next couple of days, then she goes out to pasture with Scottie, Miranda’s ewe lamb. Ringo’s lambs ought to start coming mid October. I’ll give him a few weeks, then take him out to join the 2 ewes.
 

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I weaned Ewenique’s lamb and he is not happy. LOL She is with the lambs. Her twins, wethers, are bigger than she is. Need to start taking some to slaughter. I’ll take Ringo out of the big girls pasture the first of November. Miranda is due October 15. 10 weeks ought to give Ewenique time to get conditioned.
 

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I made a Cajun dish for supper called Coubion which is a seafood soup. I used catfish and shrimp but it also works with solid fish like cod. Teresa didn't like it since the catfish had a slight fishy taste which she doesn't like so next time I'll use cod or snapper.

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I thought we had something get most of our chickens today when I was closing their pen. I called them in and went to throw out some chops and the only chickens with me was one rooster, two hens and the 9 chicks. I went out and walked around the house and didn't see a sign of the rest anywhere. I figured they were gone so went back toward the chicken pen to close the gate and the rest were running up the hill from behind the shop which they have never gone to.
 

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