Last weekend, something very exciting happened. Something that I've been waiting and praying for...
I GOT MY RAM!!!
He's not the big woolly beauty you saw here, but he'll do. And I am sure next year, when he's got some experience under his belt, or wool so to speak, I'm sure he'll be much more handsome.
Anyway, Seth and I (and the babe) drove to Sebastopol and met with a Scottish Blackface breeder. We didn't get to see his whole flock (so sad), but the sheep we did get are beauties. Along with the ram, we bought three ewes. We had only planned on buying two, but he gave us a deal we couldn't refuse for the old lady.
I'm sure you are wondering why the most noticeable picture above is one of food. Well, I did this on purpose. I love food. I love good food. I love trying new food...only if it's good. These two plates of goodness are Puerto Rican cuisine and let's just say, it was fantastic. I cleared my plate in no time. I still am drooling over how good it was and am planning on trying to make it myself. Soon.
Seth and I had a good chuckle when we looked out at the truck. How many times have you seen a truck full of sheep parked along the street in the city. Yes we are country folk and proud of it.
Aren't these sheep just beautiful?
The drive home was amazing. On our way, it was rainy and miserable. I was not looking forward to getting out of the truck and wrangling sheep. The Lord is so good however, and the sun came out and the sky cleared up when we were about five miles away from Sebastopol. (I escaped having to wrangle sheep due to a baby needing to eat. Perfect timing.)
We kept seeing people pull up alongside us, point, and then smile. It's not everyday that people in the city get to see livestock. I think they like it. I know I do.
The ram is the one in the top right corner. He is in a awkward stage, but definitely likes the ladies.
I don't have much time to write. But definitely am wanting to show off our newbies. I will try to write a more detailed version of our day, but I hope these will suffice for now. I'll be taking more pictures soon and updating everyone on lamb making progress.
...cause I know your so interested.