We moved the laying hens first thing Saturday morning.
Chickens in thier new location
Then we went off to Lake City to buy a new breeding ram.
Our friends Lewis and Janice had several rams they were willing to sell.
We picked out a nice Katahdin ram about a year and a half old.
The new Katahdin ram (click on photo to enlarge)
Katahdin is a hair sheep breed (no wool therefore no shearing required) that does fairly well in our climate.
Sunday we did a bunch of fencing work replacing some two-strand electric twine paddock fences with three-strand 14-gage aluminum wire.
These fences needed to be upgraded because some of the twine was failing from UV exposure, and because we now know that this is where we want the fence to be for quite a while into the future.
We were not sure where the best place was when we put in the twine fencing. Twine can be moved, wire cannot.
Some of the new three strand fence
In the evening we penned up the cattle in the barn. The Vet is coming today to vaccinate the calf and to de-horn its mama. The mama is a fairly tame beast, but I don’t need to get gored even by accident.