Tag Archives: Tagine

sheep trauma

We are still very sad and somewhat traumatized by the sudden loss of Spot yesterday morning. And so are the sheep.They are still not normal. But why would they be??? It is easy to anthropomorphize animals, including sheep, but it’s … Continue reading

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an “oh, sheep” moment

It’s now well past the New Year. As always, various stories, incidents, and humorous events on the farm have taken place over the past two weeks. Here is one from early this morning. Before dawn, it was pretty clear the … Continue reading

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(failed) experiment

Well, that didn’t work. I’m putting the series on the farm boys on hold again to write about a (failed) experiment earlier today. Warning: sheep biology, sociality, and sexuality discussed below! Shemp the ram suitor got here the Sunday of … Continue reading

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boys, II

Back to the farm boys. Shemp got here at the end of November. The ewes have been pleased with their suitor. The wethers? Not so much. We separated Tagine, Tatanka, and Half Moon from the girls earlier that Sunday. Initially, … Continue reading

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boys, I

Too much still going on at work. Meanwhile, much has been going on at the farm, although I’ve had little time to share. I’ll start a little series today (we’ll see how long it takes me…) on stories about boys … Continue reading

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tagine

Tagine and Tatanka were born sometime in April last year so they are about fifteen months old. Navajo Churro are a slow-maturing breed so we don’t expect them to reach full size for another three months. Tagine has turned into … Continue reading

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naked sheep

At last! The sheep shearing post! The sheep were sheared last Sunday afternoon. We took before, during, and after photographs. I finally got a chance to upload them today. Here are a few “before” photos. Check out the wooly coats! … Continue reading

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