#instafarm #2: gotta keep ’em separated
Our rams have been cut off.
After mating season, our three male sheep were separated from the main flock.
Now, we await the arrival of a whole new set of lambs. It’s going to be both challenging and rewarding!
But there’s only two males in the field, you say?
Well, I was surprised to learn upon my return that Puff Daddy, our alpha male, was recently ousted from his throne.
I have to admit, he was a fine specimen. Stocky, handsome (you know, for a sheep), and glistening red.
He also had a big, puffy coat of wool on his back, and had impregnated most of the ewes — hence, the nickname.
But the farm had decided that he was too aggressive. (He had definitely caused me some problems on at least one occasion!)
He also seemed to be fathering some slightly less intelligent kiddos.
Part of breeding sheep is deciding which genes you want to carry on, and which are unfavourable for the future flock.
And so now, Pete (a.k.a. Gord, short for Gordon Ramsey) and Little Puffy have one less tup to compete with.
That is, after they’ve endured this period of separation.
Hey, it just means more male bonding time, right? 🙂