Chick_a_dee

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
1,892
15
171
Peterborough, ON
We're getting 2 sheep on saturday, they're being delivered from a nearby farm, and they may be in lamb! How exciting. We've decided to name the ewes, Heidi and Gerta.
 
Last edited:

henjoy

Songster
12 Years
Aug 13, 2007
145
2
129
Lucky you!!! I love sheep and have 42 of them right now. What breed are your sheep? There is nothing cuter than a newborn lamb so hopefully you will have some. I wish you well. Have fun!
 

Chick_a_dee

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
1,892
15
171
Peterborough, ON
Quote:They're Dorset X's, either crossed with Rideau or Suffolk (depends on which ram boinked their mommas), they've been in a corral with a few rams for the last month or so, so the likelyhood that they're pregnant is pretty darn high. So excited to get them! They're being delivered in the back of the farm they're come froms Ford Focus Stationwagon LOL.
 

punky45

Songster
11 Years
Sep 27, 2008
100
0
119
maine
what are your sheep used for? id love to have sheep but my mom wont let me. id love a shetland or icelandic.
 

Chick_a_dee

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
1,892
15
171
Peterborough, ON
Quote:Well, they're just lawn mowers right now, we have a 1 acre field that is too overgrown to cut, so we needed an animal to clear it, and sheep were what came to mind, and after seeing the areas the people we bought them from had their sheep clear, we were convinced, we'll shear them and have the fleece spun for our own use, and if we ever decide to eat them, they're completely organic, though that probably won't happen since one of them already has a name, Heidi, and the other might get named Gerta.
 
Last edited:

punky45

Songster
11 Years
Sep 27, 2008
100
0
119
maine
cool! i have two goats called boots and stanley. they are fixed boys though so we dont get much out of them.
 

Chick_a_dee

Songster
11 Years
May 23, 2008
1,892
15
171
Peterborough, ON
Quote:Yeah we were thinking on getting goats, but decided since our fencing wasn't great yet that we'd get sheep now who can be contained within electric easily, and in the spring get two milking goats from another farm we know of closeby.
 

punky45

Songster
11 Years
Sep 27, 2008
100
0
119
maine
our goats only get out during the winter when the snow is high. we use a sort of heavy duty chicken wire.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom