I’m bored

Doesn’t happen too often.

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  1. Not a surprise…you were pretty revved up expecting trouble. And, while no news is good news, when you get yourself all prepared for a major event, there’s always a let down when nothing happens. But have no fear – trouble of some sort will soon raise it’s head! Hopefully something way less than major … just annoying.
    It’s the middle of January…have you started your seedlings for this year?? Hey…life goes on!

    1. I have not and I doubt that I will, though I might. Since it’s just the two of us I’ve scaled back a bit. Thirty tomato plants for two people seems a bit much especially since this year the two people didn’t get nearly as many tomatoes as the deer.

      I do have a bunch of seeds to start outdoors as soon as I’m able.

      Boredom has passed, thankfully! I’m just so unaccustomed to it!

  2. Ah yes…the deer. Not much point in planting tomatoes to feed the deer!

    By the way…I’ve been thinking about Clyde staying outside the shelter…have you checked them in the last couple of days? I wonder if maybe Bonnie was lambing…
    I’d expect it soon. Of course, I thought that last year…but sooner or later, I’d expect lambs..one or two. If she gave birth in that shelter, she might not let Clyde in for a while. If she doesn’t have lambs … have you checked his “equipment” status? could they have castrated him before you ended up with him? ’cause if not…it would be really strange if she didn’t have babies. Gestation period is 5 months, normal breeding season starts roughly in Sept. and usually ends about the end of January. Of course, I’ve learned that breeds that originate in Africa seem not to follow that pattern, so it probably depends on the breed you have. They used to breed for wool, but nowadays, the tendency is to breed for wool-free animals, which tend to be the African source animals.

    1. I think I just caught him checking things out between showers. I have no idea what’s going on with Bonnie. Some days I think I see indication that she’s with lamb, others I don’t. All I know is that the guy said they were “hair” sheep and that’s a big thing in Mississippi these day. Bred for meat and leather, not wool. Seem to do better in our climate.

      IF there will be lambs, you can be sure I’ll let you know!

  3. Yeah…the hair sheep are popular now. Wool is not. If you don’t have a market for it, you pretty much just have the cost of shearing them every year, or you do it yourself, and it’s a pretty big job. If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can tear them up pretty badly. One of the animal cruelty prevention groups has put out complaints that shearing is cruel. And, I have to say – it could be. Professionals aren’t, but if you don’t have the skill…it could be! And of course, there’s a learning curve.
    And of course…just try to find wool yarn!

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