We got our sheep! Will from Whitmore Farm came over yesterday and delivered 5 Katahdin ewes to us. Livestock! Were owners of some small ruminant livestock!
So...that means I have to pick up a mineral feeder and some hay in case the weather gets super snowy and the sheep get hungry. I mean, we dont have enough GRASS in the pasture or anything.
Frank and I took a herding lesson from Linda Tesdahl yesterday. Frank was fine with the sheep but was completely blowing me off outside of the paddock. He is on the lead again for a while until he learns some respect. Im putting Emily and Margaret and Kevin on a lead too.
Frank did fine with the sheep yesterday. Not polished at all, and he probably needed to shake off the rust. This morning, I took him out to our sheep for 10 minutes. He was great. He listened well to me and was calm. Much better than yesterday. The sheep were a bit flighty but didnt turn to fight or scatter. They were understandably nervous around the Border Collie, but since it was their first introduction to a dog, they did fine. Frank is going to save us a ton of work around here.