Not all sheep are created equal. The Leicesters we have (border and blue-faced) have a bit more personality than many of the other production breeds. Also, A Sheep, is a much different thing from A Flock of Sheep. A Sheep is a wiley, quick, curious, and surprisingly charismatic small rumenant. A Flock of Sheep is a… Read more
It was good little car. Dead reliable. With good tires, front strut brace and rear lower subframe brace it made many a SubbieBro irate at AX. The electric power steering was just a dead and feel-free as the 2019 Kona, but also much like the Kona, the chassis and suspension dynamics were actually very good, and even if… Read more
Yup. Anything above about 20°F (-6°C) and they’re pretty much good to go, unless there are complications. Lambs are quite resilient little critters.
No difference between boys and girls on the wool front, (wierdly rams often seem to stay cleaner than ewes, but the wool is of identical qality) but the flock growth bit is dead on. The more ewes we have, we can pick the best ones from the bunch to keep and breed to grow the flock.
The great thing about sheep is that little lambs are adorable and cute and loveable and then just about the time they turn into annoying, horny, rebellious, trouble-making teenager-equivalent sheep they are big enough to slaughter and become very delicious. And then next spring you get more adorable lambs!
When the temperature is seasonally appropriate, an unheated barn is fine. The hay pack is actually composting and providing some heating in our arrangement. But -5°F is awfully cold for lambs... We also weren’t really expecting them for another week or two. Last year we had a cold snap and several lambs were born on… Read more
I mean it’s a dribble, not a spurt... It’s bad enough to be a real problem, but not like a “suddenly all my oil is on the ground and now the engine is running dry” problem. Which would be "super bad". This just rates as "pretty bad".
Money well spent. Shitposting must not be interrupted.