Saturday, April 12, 2008

Waiting for lambing gives one time for pondering things ..

We have had our flock since September 2007 and as I sit and wait for lambing to begin, I ponder what's next? What would I do differently? What should I keep the same?!

We are going to be fencing & planting more pasture for our Shetlands so we can have a larger amount of space for rotational grazing and to sustain a increasing flock.

Getting through our first shearing was fun, yet we now know what we need to do differently to make things easier for our flock as well as for our shearer. Good thing we only have a flock of 9 AND a wonderfully understanding shearer who is open to our lack of experience and is a great teacher.

I have to get some more portable panels put together, do some more fencing so we have a better handling system (that will save us time and the flock some stress).

We realize it is all a learning experience, but I wouldn't change a thing. I love my Shetland flock!! They are amazing little critters!

Carry on ...


Nancy K. said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, Vicki! It looks like you've had a VERY busy first year! Good luck to you with lambing. Will you be able to share pictures???

Vicki Foster said...

I enjoy your blog Nancy, it inspired me to create my own! I will certainly share pictures, once I have a few minutes to sit down and get them uploaded.