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Our local news was saying that there some meteors or something to view just recently. I don't keep up with it as much as I should I guess. Shooting stars they said, would be visible for several hours... like 10 per hour or something. Did you guys know about it or were they visible down there?

We didn't see or hear about those. There were reports of some a couple of weeks ago but we never saw any when we were out.
 

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I'm glad that Teresa doesn't mind doing paper work. She has been working on our sheep records for most of the day and just finished updating them. I prefer using a computer spread sheet but she has always liked doing it on paper and since she is the one doing them, that's the way it got done and of course with my support since I didn't have to do them. We basically had all of the info but going on our 5th generation of sheep, the records were getting hard to track so everything got added to spread sheets. We are Recording 8 of our commercial sheep since they are better than most of the Registered sheep that we have been seeing. Of the 10 ewe lambs that we have, 6 of them will be registered and the other 4 are good candidates to Record depending on if they mature as expected. Of our 16 mature ewes, 4 are what is left out of our first bunch and the rest are a mixture of Ringo's and Maxwell's daughters and they are all quality registered ewes. We didn't spend a lot of time going through the sales sheets but we have sold somewhere around 80 lambs in the last two lambing seasons.
 

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Wowza! That's a lot of lambs out of a flock that size!

I too have to work on sheep records, though mine won't be near as difficult to do...just need to make myself sit down and get it out of my head and onto paper.

Hope to stay more current and on top of it next year.
 

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We have been around sheep for going on 11 years now and for the first time, I got bit by one of them. I was out feeding the dogs and I had just given several of the ewes a bit of crackers. I was standing there giving scratches and my oldest ewe (Notag) decided she wanted some more and stuck her snout in my sweat shirt pocket sniffing them out. Evidently she smelled some pieces and she bit down on them. What she got was the skin on my hip and boy did that get got my attention.
 

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We have been around sheep for going on 11 years now and for the first time, I got bit by one of them. I was out feeding the dogs and I had just given several of the ewes a bit of crackers. I was standing there giving scratches and my oldest ewe (Notag) decided she wanted some more and stuck her snout in my sweat shirt pocket sniffing them out. Evidently she smelled some pieces and she bit down on them. What she got was the skin on my hip and boy did that get got my attention.

You HAVE been lucky! I have been bit several times now over the cookies, either through the clothing or from an overly eager recipient that jammed their mouths over my fingers before I could pull them back. It hurts. Who knew sheep could bite so hard? :D
 

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I started back cleaning up our fence line this morning that borders a CSX railroad tunnel since the weather is so mild and the back doesn't hurt. I got about 100' of it done and brushed on glyphosate on the stumps. Most of the saplings are an inch or under and I was wondering if that would kill the sapling since they are going dormant but articles I read said now is actually the best time to do it.

I didn't use any chemical on the trunks in this same area when I did it early last spring which is why I'm having to do it again. All of the saplings I cut today are growing out of roots that were left untreated. All of our other fences are clear of trees so this is the only one we have to do this to.
 

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We have been around sheep for going on 11 years now and for the first time, I got bit by one of them. I was out feeding the dogs and I had just given several of the ewes a bit of crackers. I was standing there giving scratches and my oldest ewe (Notag) decided she wanted some more and stuck her snout in my sweat shirt pocket sniffing them out. Evidently she smelled some pieces and she bit down on them. What she got was the skin on my hip and boy did that get got my attention.
BJ got a good laugh out of that. :gig:gig
 
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