|Vegas is a great mama - she's very concerned about what|
Sami's doing to her puppy.
|Daddy Boise - the ghost dog!|
When the puppies are 10-12 weeks old, we'll begin selling them to other sheep and goat producers. Based on their parents' guarding abilities, we think they'll be outstanding guard dogs. In the meantime, they are awfully fun to be around!
|The first group of ewes in the footbath - the sheep enjoy a pedicure!|
Today marks the end of breeding season for the sheep. After setting up our homemade portable corrals and footbath, we brought both breeding groups in and sorted off the rams. One of the groups went through the footbath (to prevent/cure foot scald and foot rot). The other group seemed to have a fairly heavy internal parasite load, so they were de-wormed. We combined both groups and turned them out together onto fresh pasture. We'll put them through the footbath 2-3 more times in the next 3-4 weeks, culminating with feet trimming and preg-checking in early December. Then we wait - the first lambs won't arrive until the third week of February 2012.
|The reward for a long day's work!|