Saturday 15 July 2017
Black And White Arrivals
Its been a busy time with new arrivals on the ranch,
First the white arrivals
I had no intentions of getting more doves after ours had been taken time and time again, all we have left is 3 one original adult and 2 youngsters that have thrived and fledged, I saw an add on face book the other day some-one looking to re-home some, there was the usual responses from those who had no idea with comments like could I have some for my children we have a rabbit hutch to keep them it, then some-one else who wanted to keep them in a bird cage in the house, it made me shudder to think these beautiful birds would end up caged and never fly free, so I put in a request and got them, we picked them up this morning and tonight they will go into the dovecot with our three, it will be netted over for a few weeks then they will get a chance to fly free, in with them is a baby only just getting its feathers.
Now on to the black additions, it was always agreed with Martin that we not get our own breeding flock of sheep until he is here most of the time, he is here now and hasn't wasted any time in finding a start up flock of Hebridean Sheep.
Every since we started talking about moving to a smallholding it was Hebridean sheep he was wanting, late last night he arrived home with them.
we left them in the trailer overnight as it was too dark to unload them
this morning they were moved into there new home, Hebridean sheep are only small, the ram is the one on the right and he is about full grown about the size of Labrador dog, they either have 4 horns or two and only produce one lamb, we can let a ram run with them as the ewes wont come into season until November which is typical of the breed.
The Alpacas were very curious about these black bundles arriving in the field and didnt know what to make of them.
Straight away the Alpacas started alarm calling here is a short video of the alarm calling going on this morning.
they will continue for the rest of today and soon settle down once they realise the sheep are not a threat.
So that the black and white new additions we have.