The ewes have moved to a creek-bottom pasture that usually stays nice and green through fall. It’s a season of peaceful grazing and regaining their body condition for the coming breeding season. Their lambs were weaned, and those we sold went to their new homes. Aside from a brief parasite attack in some of the weaned lambs, it was a good summer for the flock. It was the first time we’d needed wormer in several years, and they recovered well. Our area was blessed with late summer rains, which meant greener grass and a better second cutting of hay than some years.
*Note: The sheep don’t get grain as part of their normal diet this time of year; only a small amount occasionally as a treat.