The girls are about to meet their “husbands” in a couple of days, and while they won’t be getting blood tests like we do, they do get a quick “once over” health check before tying the knot, so to speak.
This will be the first time we have tried the new weighing facilities and yards, so we were as anxious as the ladies for this to work out well!
We were pleased at how easily they complied with entering the yards, and now that they were contained, we needed to see them enter and pass through the race.
The first attempt yielded 6 of them easily pushing into the race. Maybe they already know that they will be divided into 2 groups for the 2 rams, who are eagerly awaiting the nuptuals!
OK! Piece of cake! These girls went through their paces with ease! I guess that although one is not supposed to discuss a ladies weight, in this case we will make an exception. We were very pleased to see that these yearling ewes had gained from 30-50 lb since June on a diet of pasture alone. Now they are ready to meet Cyrano and Romeo (yes, really!) in the next day or two.
We will try to video the meeting and post it, while making sure that we keep this blog for “general audiences”, if you get our drift!