Getting sheep!!!

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Kate and her Ducks

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Getting sheep!!!
« on: November 10, 2012, 17:28 »
Well i am very excited but we will hopefully be getting our little flock of sheep in the next couple of weeks!

5 ewes and a yearling ram for our new field which will be wonderful.
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface but always paddling like the dickens underneath.

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 20:54 »
oh brilliant - please post photos when you do get them. I have always wanted sheep  :)
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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 21:45 »
Looking forward to seeing the piccies

Will you do your own shearing, Kate?
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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 08:29 »
Definitely looking forward to pictures. :)
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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 21:07 »
Probably not the first year! Might get someone round to show me how and see how I go from there.

Might get the person who did my OHs last haircut as he looked pretty much like he had been shorn!!!

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2012, 20:28 »
My sheep are arriving on Friday!

So excited I need holding down to stop bouncing out the room!!! :D

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2012, 22:04 »
photos photos photos  :D

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 16:40 »


 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 16:52 »
Lucky you! :D

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 17:40 »
Mr Sunny's comment -- that's some serious space that girl has there  :wacko:

and then the sheep caught his eye  :ohmy:  :lol: :lol:

They are fandabbydozy, Kate, and look very settled in already  :D :D :D

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 21:09 »
They look determined to eat their way through that grass don't they. :D congratulations.

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 08:26 »
Yes, they were very glad to see grass after their journey!

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 12:07 »
Congrats Kate :) I too would like sheep in the future. How is the temperment of the ram? A farmer near me puts its head in a bucket and grabs a horn as a way of controlling him. This is all done before the owner steps foot into the field. Either way those horns look pretty menacing and would scare the life out of me.

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 18:43 »
He's only a yearling and is currently a bit henpecked by the girls although I'm sure that will end when they come into season.

He's pretty timid with me and what you can't see in the pic is that they are really quite a small breed. That being said I would always be wary of a ram. Even the little ones can be feisty!

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Re: Getting sheep!!!
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 22:05 »
WOW, congratulations Kate. 

What breed are they?
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