We never fully introduced these two fellas, key the introduction: Say hello to… The Boys.
They are so inseparable that we couldn’t find individual names for them, that naturally “The Boys” just stuck. Where one is… the other is within arms reach, I am not sure “arms reach” is an appropriate measurement for livestock… nonetheless, you get it -they are attached at the hip. While so close, they both do have two very different personalities. I think this is just another organic Brain and Braun, Pinky and The Brain, type of companionship, the one with Horns, is—not the brightest. While his little brother tends to maintain a smirky attitude and relentlessly tricks his big bro. The breed is Icelandic the same as Grace, which we are slowly learning more about. We have found, in the realm of sheep, these guys are resilient. They are not as sensitive to particular minerals or other types of diets then most sheep, and are approachable in both demeanor and size. Granted, this is observed from our four, and some friends who have the same breed, but if this sheep thing intrigues you, Icelandic’s are turning out to be great starter sheep.
As you saw at the end of last weeks vlog, the boys have broken through their little separator fence. We were told that it most likely wouldn’t hold up, especially around this time of year, but until a few days ago, they never challenged the fence once. Well, those much smarter than us were correct, thankfully we caught them in the act… of course guess who was far away from the crime seen, The Brain, leaving Pinky holding the smoking gun. Right now, we are exercising a rotation, opening up half of the basement, for some inside-time outside of their night stalls, while The Girls, get some outside time. We looking to put a stronger fix in place to get us through this last few months of mating season. After this season, which ends towards the end of winter, we plan on removing the barrier fence, as next fall we will be ready for more (YAY)… This year, we held off just a bit, to get a little more comfortable around the breed, and just get our farm feet under us. Just a quick pop-in and pop-out. Thank you for stopping by and as always… Give Grace.