A mini blizzard, an early lamb, my first E-Book (FREE for you HERE!), and the arrival of my Lakeland Sheep Handling system… it has been a busy month! I want to give a special thanks to everyone who has ordered from ShopShepherdess.com this month. Your orders have made some of this farm expansion possible!
Make sure to join me at theSmall Farmer Livestreamthis Thursday!!
It was nothing compared to 2021’s winter storm, but Texas experienced a mini-blizzard this month. It came and melted within just a few days. The flock spent two nights in the shelter and were back out to pasture!
We had an early arrival on farm!! A beautiful 11lb ram lamb! The rest of the lambs arrive in March/April, Lordwilling.
Last summer I realized that the absence of a good handling system would really affect my long term goals. My Dorper ewes max out at 150-160lb and the rams are close to 200lb. The size of my sheep and the growth of my flock prevented me from running health maintenance without 2-4 volunteers to help me. Last summer 1/2 of those volunteers told me they were graduating high school and moving on with life. AKA: they didn’t want to wrestle with sheep anymore… haha! It sounds humorous, but there were probably more internal tears than laughter at that announcement.
I had two choices: downsize my flock to a number that I could manage without volunteer help (probably 15 ewes), or find a handling system that would allow me to work 100 sheep by myself. Long story short, the Lord met my needs and last week my sheep handling system arrived from Lakeland Farm and Ranch Direct!!! If you bought books, wallets, shirts, or stickers from ShopShepherdess.com, you played a part in making this handling system happen for me!! THANK YOU!!
-the Shepherdess 🐑
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:9