We moved the ram lambs in with the adults. They formed their own little mini-flock far away from the big older rams. Bucky sniffed Sokka, our recovery story and declared him in decent enough health. Shaft is thrilled to have moved up three places in the pecking order. Selecting for temperament really pays off when you do have to keep rams of different ages together.
Registration is what we’ve decided to pursue for the flock as a whole going forward, but it’s complicated to set up initially, so we’ll be breeding around Thanksgiving again or whenever day after I can get the registration people on the phone, whichever comes first.
It’s weird weather, wet and green, but cold nights, though not cold enough for frost where we are. The sheep are ok with the new grass but like us they are not fans of the mud. Straw-spreading season has definitely begun. I hope the winter stays mild.