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On the Road

Bubba with his big fleece

Bubba with his big fleece

Erinn W. needs a new ram so I’m heading out to PA. I’m taking her a young ram and will bring back the ram she has now, Bubba. She bought Bubba from us several years ago and he’s grown into quite the studly guy. I’m also going to take out a couple of adult Coopworth ewes to Caroline O. and bring back Tatum whom she bought from us a year ago. For some reason, Tatum didn’t lamb last year. She was bred but something happened. Caroline was in the process of moving and the animals were shifted around a couple of times so maybe that had something to do with it. But who knows! As a result of eating for 3 and actually being only 1,

Pretty Tatum

Pretty Tatum

Tatum is a fattie. So fat, in fact, that its unlikely she would settle this Fall. If that were to happen, she’d likely be headed to the auction. So she’ll come back to Maine and it won’t really matter that she’s fat because we’re not going to breed the sheep anyway. It’s amazing how I can make it sound like this makes all the sense in the world. Truth is that if she’d been here and not lambed, we’d be thinking about retiring her, too. But…Tatum is a good girl with a fantastic fleece so having her on board won’t be a bad thing. She’s older but not ancient and may have lambs again — after we put her on a diet!

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