Sunday, December 16, 2007
Getting the sheep:
The original plan was to get animals in the late spring of the second year, but we are inveterate "Uncle Henry's" fans (the Maine second-hand merchandiser). The first winter I saw an ad for a small herd of Corriedale sheep. We were able to pick them up the next weekend. Three mature ewes in the herd were pregnant, so that gave us lambs that winter, too early for comfort (the ram not being separated from the ewes at the proper time, the ewes bred far too early). We became adept at helping ailing lambs survive, even to the point of learning to intubate or force feed a down lamb.