Goodbye Junior

Junior got big and it was time for him to move on. It’s hard sometimes to sell a little one that you raised, but Denton was a trooper. We all decided it was time. He was being a little rough with some of the smaller goats. He was definitely not a fan of Piper.

So off to the sale barn we went.

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Since we just had him to go, we used the big kennel. He wasn’t very happy about this.

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Once we got to the sale barn though, he was very interested in all the other sheep!

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He barely wanted to stand by me after he saw all the others like him. I think he was pretty pleased with this trip.

Baa Baa White Sheep

Have you any wool?

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Actually yes, he does. Junior got his wool cut Thursday. I have some of the most amazing friends! I wasn’t sure how I was going to get Junior ready for the fair. I can trim goats myself, but I know nothing about shearing sheep.

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Well, that is until that night. I learned a lot. I put a plea on Facebook for anyone that knew how shear a lamb. One of my good friends came up and offered to help me out. He had a stand and clippers and offered to come Thursday night. Then the hot streak came. I was getting worried about Junior, but then I had to worry about my friend having to shear a sheep in this heat. I am thankful for the breeze we had. It sure helped.

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He looks so funny with his fuzzy head. But my goodness what a difference. I learned that I should have probably clipped him sooner, just a rough clip so that when my good friend got here its simply a trim job. He also showed me where I should have banded his tail. I love when people are willing to share their knowledge.

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Junior did a great job standing through the ordeal. Then my good friend even helped show Denton a little about how to walk him and helped him work on how to show! That was more than I could have asked for. Besides that I got to sit and chat with his wife and dad. I can’t say how much I appreciate them coming to help us!

 

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After

 

 

And Junior looks pretty darn handsome!

So today

Well today was one of those cruddy, almost sprinkling, blowing like a hurricane and cuts right to your bones, wait it’s sunny, no it’s raining, kind of spring days. So, FINE, I will do some house work. Whatever, that is so boring. But I did of course have to spend some of the day in the barn. I snuck out once when the sun was shining and played with Piper. She went in and meet the really big guys.

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Here are the baby lambs, they are doing great in the barn. They didn’t get to go outside today, but they are eating really good and growing fast!

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Can you tell which one of the goats in this pen was a bottle baby last year? Blaze Buck likes to try to help out whenever we come in to feed the babies. He thinks he wants to try that bottle too. Since I won’t let him around me, he nibbles on me instead. Goof.

Anyway, here is to a better day to play outside tomorrow!