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 ...