Saturday, December 1, 2012

Sheep? Why not?

Ted bought some sheep.  Why?  The only reason I can come up with is....Why not?  What's another species when you've already got a herd of everything else!
Here they are, fresh off the trailer and in their new pen.  These are Katahdin Hair Sheep. They are meat sheep that shed and do not require sheering each year.  These girls are from Iron Star Farms in North Fork, AR and are registered and purebred. 

This is Freckles.  She is 2 years old and bred to lamb in April. 

This is Annie Lee.  She is also age 2 and is bred to lamb in April. 
 She is bred to a different ram then Freckles. 

 This one is Clarice.  She's only 8 months old and is not bred. 
So, what are we going to do with these sheep, you ask?  Well, ClaireAnna will show them at the county fair in the breed class and possibly in the market lamb class.  We will sell the lambs for show, breeding or meat.  We may butcher a wether here and there.  We plan to buy a ram in the spring, or maybe keep one that is born from the two bred ewes.  And they will be used in our petting zoo.  We've never had lambs born here at Harmon PFarms, so this spring should be fun!  Be sure to stop by in April and see them!  

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