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Sheep to Market-My side of the Story
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EIEIO    Posted 09-13-2002 at 05:05:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to set the record straight, there are pictures of the two we are taking to the market in the picture gallger. Plus pic of the pygmy goat and her buddy, they will NOT go. We were lucky enough to sell our other pig and I just figure before we spent the money on something else we may as well use it to have the sheep done. This will be that last of the critters going. There won't be any left until next year when we start again.

I guess what started it, I was making applesauce with our apples. Than I started making egg custard meringue pie with our eggs and I thought gee we have eggs, apples, pork, seventy pounds of chicken in the freezer, now if we get lamb our freezer will be filled. I think we may need to buy another freezer. Plus we still have the livestock trailer we borrowed.

Next year we will finally get a great garden going, I hope and we can have veggies too. Now all I need is a small cow for milk, cheese, butter and I can really be a country gal.

I won't take Dennis just yet, he is safe for a couple of years. I think??!! Plus when Dennis is in the mood to work I will work that poor man into the ground and he has been showing some ambition lately.

Have a wonderful, marvelous day and give someone a hug!! in fact give someone a bunch of hugs!!

Tammy-E TX    Posted 09-13-2002 at 18:09:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know I have to pick on you because after all I know how it is with the critters. It is just part of the why we have the farm in the first place! I know today I went outside and there was this little pink critter on the sidewalk... looking at it I thougth it was a baby squirrel...the more I looked at it I thought maybe I should try to help it? It is so little I didn't know how to feed it any thing its eye are still closed but tonight as I look at this little pink thing I think I might be trying to save a rat? Goodness I hope I am Wrong...LOL

Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 18:44:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL! Tammy, you will get gold stars next to your name, trying to save a critter, regardless of what it is. I know a woman here who is licensed by the state to rehabilitate wildlife. She took in a bat. Next day, she had four bats...on her COUCH!

Well, I draw the line at cats, but wish I had the time for the rest.

Don't mind the "pickin' on." I know you have to eat them ... just seems a shame when they produce such nice wool!!!

Kat in NJ    Posted 09-13-2002 at 07:31:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
What breed of sheep are they? Seems a shame to slaughter the colored one if the wool is decent for spinning. We poor handspinners have our tongues hanging out for colored fleece!

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