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Passing the Baton

About eight years ago, Jim and I heard about the Youth Conservationist Program (YCP) while we were at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. Right away we thought it’d be really cool to participate … what could be better than to work with a young person to foster sheep husbandry. It sounded like fun and we weren’t going to get the chance to do it        [….read more]

Reading Sheep

At the moment, it’s pretty quiet around here. Don’t misunderstand…there’s plenty to do but none of it seems terribly interesting…at least to us. We’ve been doing this sheep/farm stuff for so many years that we tend to do much of it on autopilot. I’ve been looking around for some things that might be new to you.

Like this…

The back end of the        [….read more]

Lame Lark

We had gathered all the ewes in the shed yesterday to make necessary coat changes and check on who might need worming. When we opened the gate to let them out, there was a bit of a mad rush for the paddock. Lark had a problem on the ramp …her 2 front feet slipped off along with her left rear foot. Her right rear foot        [….read more]

On the Road

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.        [….read more]