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Mike CHS

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I would love to someday see a picture of Mel and Maisy just lovin and hanging with the sheep, I would frame that and hang it on the wall, knowing Mel is happy with you just brings tears to my eyes. Mel is finally complete and whole again . For that you are my super hero Mike, thank you ( hugs, smiles and blubbering tears, lol)
You are completely wrong there. Mel was whole when you brought him here or he would not have taken to me so easily. He was just looking for a place to give him a job and he knows that this place is his.
 

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I agree. Mel was happy at B&B's. The move to Mike's completed his transition from house dog in CO and for a fair bit in TX before :flypig got the goats. Still part house dog and LGD in FL and now a full LGD with a partner in TN. He is fortunate to have both families.

I believe I saw one in the backyard here, but only got a very short glimpse of it bounding into the brush by the boat.....
I wouldn't stick my nose in that boat lair!!!
 

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We have always have bobcats but the last few years cougars and wolves have been repopulating down into our area. My co-worker even asked if i had seen the wolf by our house....no?!?!:ep

I am happy they are coming back naturally in our area because they were thought to be almost completely extincted in the wild.
 

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And that is yet another reason why we need these big barky dogs to warn the apex predators away. The lady that lost the goats has donkeys for pasture guards.

Cougars have always been here, but it's been about 6 years since anybody lost livestock to them. I was camping out on Lake Livingston in my early 20's and one cut loose screaming near by. My dog nearly tore the paint off the truck, trying to get in the back where I had my bedroll. LOL
 

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I took a couple of pictures of the herd when I was out taking water. The drought we had before the cold weather set in has us feeding hay a lot earlier than normal but they are staying in great condition on grass/hay only. I'm not rotating now to avoid as much damage to the grasses as I can so we are basically in a dry lot situation now.

The second picture of the ewe on the right is one of the first sheep that we brought here. She is so tame that she could easily be a pet but she will live out the rest of her life here with us. She normally has twins but this time she looks like it could easily be triplets since she is less than three months pregnant. The ewe next to her is her yearling daughter.

Sheep on hay 17 Nov 2019.JPG
Sheep on hay2 122 and her daughter.JPG
 

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Yikes, she is huge for only three months pregnant 🤭
Do sheep have quads ?
They can but the most we have had was trips. As big as our fresh born lambs are, I would just as soon keep it at twins. This ewe had two nine pounders when the yearling next to her was born.
 
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