Danz, I'm really sorry about how hurtful people can be. To air their grievances publicly instead of contacting you privately is cowardly and not something most people will respect. I didn't see the posts you are talking about but if I had, my reaction would have been "COWARD". I'm sure many of those who saw it felt the same way.
Well, it is a lovely day here - a little breezy but sunny and warm. We have the sheep, goats and LGDs turned out in the front yard since the fescue is the only green grass we have. We haven't had a drop of all the rain that everyone else in the state has been getting - it always goes around us. So our pasture grasses are still brown and dormant, which is really concerning for this time of year.
As long as we have the rest of the animals out grazing we let the cows in with them - they are also really enjoying the lovely green fescue.
I was fortunate to be able to pick up a livestock trailer this week. I'd been looking for awhile to find one but in my price range they are generally not usable. With Trish44's help I found one that is ugly but serviceable and snapped it right up. Of course the goat kids think we brought in a new piece of playground equipment and are hopping all over it - up on the wheel wells and down again.
After several years with sheep, where I've paid a shearer each year to come in and shear the woollies, I finally broke down and bought a set of clippers. I figure if I'm going to be in this long-term, I may as well learn how to do it and save having to coordinate with a shearer each year. I did a couple of them yesterday and it wasn't as hard as I thought it might be and they actually looked pretty decent when finished as well. Best of all, I didn't cut either one of them, which had been my main fear.