Today was the day that we took the 5 remaining ram lambs, an ewe from last years flock with scur horns, a ram from last years flock and a kid, all on a road trip to Maple Lane Farm. They are a processor within 3 miles of us. We loaded them into the truck and took them over. They were taken in immediately. No waiting and stressing. We tried to make this as easy as possible. Is that possible?
Lots of grass, fresh air, hay and grain. Not the life of a feed lot animal.
Teddy and Edward live in the much smaller pasture next door. This is usually a good arrangement, however, there are the girl goats living right next to them. Well, this time of year Teddy is applying the cologne, strutting around like the stud muffin he is. Sniffing the air and stomping his hoof in excitement. He is very, er, efficient? We had a surprise buckling last spring. Teddy and Sadie, sort of, how can I put this? Made a little nookey through the fence.
This white buckling was the surprise. This is the bachelor pad the young bucks have been sharing. It is getting a bit cramped. Originally it was the turkey house. We do repurpose when possible.