Thursday, March 30, 2006

SHEEP RAISING 101


I'm sorry for not posting, yesterday, but I was waiting for permission to post this. It's a list of "How To's" for people considering becoming Shepherds. It was posted to the Shetland Sheep Breeders Yahoo Group by one of my favorite Shepherdess's, Juliann. Juliann said she didn't make it up but made some changes to a similar list about horses...what EVER...I thought it was a HOOT!

SO YOU WANT TO BE A SHEPHERD/SHEPHERDESS. . .

-How to cure constipation in your sheep? Load them into the hatchback
of your new car.

-How to get a sheep to wash her own hooves? Scrub the water trough and
fill it with fresh water.

-How to get a ewe to settle on the first cover? Let the wrong ram go
through your fence.

-How to make sure that a ewe has that beautiful, perfectly marked lamb
you always wanted? Sell her before she lambs.

-How to get your ram to aggressively court and breed your ewes? Have
the local pre-school class out for a farm tour.

-How to induce a cold snap in the weather? Shear your flock.

-How to make it rain? Mow a field of hay.

-How to make a small fortune in the sheep business? Start with a large
fortune.

THANK YOU JULIANN!
If anyone has any ideas that they would like to ad to this list, please put them in the 'comments' below.

It's raining here in the Bluff Country. I'm thrilled because it was also 50-some degrees out today, so that means the GRASS WILL BE GETTING GREEN!!! Which of course means that the LAMBS WILL BE HERE SOON!!! I'll keep ya posted....... ;-)

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