So we have decided the best way of expanding our flock is to start lambing. So the hunt for a ram began!
We initially though borrowing one would be our best chance, but quickly realised a lot of people keep a closed flock for many many reasons.
So we sat down and thought about lots of different sheep breeds that we know of locally…
Then I saw them!
Kerry Hill and Valais cross ram lambs!!!
We went up to visit them and after a squish of the fleeces and a look at their little faces we chose one to collect the following day!!
When we got him he was five months old, so he is now 8 months old and has grown a LOT! He is now getting almost as big as Lamb Chops!
If not as chunky!
His horns are growing in and whilst we wonder if he will be up to the job at the end of September… this year, he most definitely will for next year!!
So next year, his first shearing…. Do I add his wool to our current blend or do I save his fleece for hand spinning…. ????