Pictures will come in the near future but I just had to share, WE GOT OUR SHEEP! We are so excited. We got 4 breed ewes, 3 of which are CVM's and one is a Romeldale (not CVM). It was a really long ride down to Pennsylvania to visit Marushka Farms and pick up these girls but due to the kindness/generosity of one of hubby's previous co-workers we had a trailer so they had a comfortable ride.
If only I knew what I was getting myself into!
We left at 12:30am Saturday morning and drove through light (to heavy .... mostly here) snow the entire way down pretty much. Hubby was a champ and managed the entire drive down. Little man slept until about 4 am and then chattered until nearly 8. We rolled in at almost 9 and had a warm reception. There was a lamb that had just been born (due to an unplanned breeding) in the field so we got to witness the corralling of mama and baby and transport in a ATV to the barn.
Marie was a doll! But oh the information overload. Some how I managed to end up with a sheep that has a genetic make up just like our rabbits. The cliff notes, it's confusing... So even with the Biology background, I will be getting a few reference books. Hip Hip Hooray for livestock management software! My head was spinning though. Hubby had a big surprise for me too, a new spinning wheel. I about dropped (him). I couldn't believe it. We got our paperwork and jumped in the truck after little man and I trucked around in the ram pen (about 100 rams all happily coexisting) to visit with them and see how docile they were. It was amazing. I don't think one of them had a mean bone in their body (or too much testosterone for that matter).
11:30 am, time to jump back in the car for the ride home. We stopped at Trader Joe's to load up on sea food in Albany and Tractor Supply to get halters for the girls but other then that it was all travel time pretty much. We rolled in at home at 10:30 pm. So Saturday was gone, we were exhausted and it was time for bed. The girls spent the night in the trailer with water and hay. They were happy campers. And our adventure has only begun!
On a side note, I am so excited to get my hands into this wool!
Hi there, Wysteria here. I will be writing as regularly as possible on behalf of my family and regarding our adventures in farming, food, health and things of the like. My interest range widely and my brain wanders far. Namaste.