Maybe baarking up the wrong tree. 🙂
My house is bedlamb. 😛
Have ewe guessed it yet or is the wool still over your eyes. 😉
I’m not fleecing you I promise. 😛
I wonder wether you realise yet what I’m talking about. 😀
Ok, now I feel a little sheepish after all my seriously pathetic jokes and I don’t want to ram them down your throats (I could NOT resist just one more) but we have just picked up…
2 lambs. 😀
Did you see them in the background there with Miss Anna?
We have a fair bit of grass about these days thanks to actually receiving rain along with a few nice warm days and with snake season about to open, Trevor unreliable and the push mower out of action we figured we’d get a couple of lawn mowers to help keep the grass down and, when the grass runs out and they are of sufficient size we will have ethically raised, pasture fed and ethically slaughtered lamb for the freezer.
I know that’s not for everyone and it’s not been an easy decision for us either but we feel it’s the right one at this time. It won’t be easy when it comes to D-day either but I feel that it’s our responsibility to deal with the less pleasant side of eating meat if we are to continue to do so.
So, our 2 ewe lambs are home, in with Miss Anna and lined up with hay, oaten straw, some oats and water, just to settle down after their trip. I plan to let them loose on the grass this weekend (can’t be soon enough given the warm weather today :() We are also hoping to take Miss Anna across the creek after she’s had her breakfast and to let her have a munch through the poplar saplings, hawthorns, gorse and blackberries too.
It does feel like it’s coming together. 🙂
Oh, and they’re just a standard meat/fleece sheep. Merino x Leicester. Just in case you were wondering. 🙂