Tuesday, July 28, 2009

What The...?!

Before we went on the road this past spring, we sold some of our lambs and both of our rams. We figured we were due for some new blood and we'd buy a new ram when we got back. However, when we returned, we saw that there was a drought going on and we weren't going to have a hay crop this year. The hay should be more than twice as high. We shouldn't be able to see Skid in this picture. We have had some promising clouds float over us but they always seem to pass us with out unloading. So our solution is to not lamb this year. We normally lamb out in January and since the rams are already gone, we'll just get down to about 30 sheep. That will be enough to train dogs with this winter and it will cut down on the amount of hay we have to buy.
We were feeling pretty good about that plan so you can understand our surprise when we saw this the other day.Yes, it's exactly what it looks like.Somebody didn't follow the rules.
How many others are hiding a pregnancy?
Kit gave a sigh and said she'll be ready, no matter what comes.

1 comment:

Donna Brinkworth said...

Drought everywhere! I am checking out some land to rent for sheep today, maybe I can help you unload a couple! Of course, when everyone else is cutting back, I am getting some. Is that like - buy high, sell low? Love your baby pics - I miss sheep so much...