1. Holly (as you might know...) has been bred. It was about 14 days ago, and I still cannot tell if she is pregnant. There is something called "palpating" which you can do between 10 - 14 days. Supposedly, you put your hand under and can feel lumps. I feel nothing. I wonder if I was doing it wrong.... but in about a week and a half I will be putting a nesting box in with her, so I really hope she is pregnant.
2. Ohhh Nigel. We got him when he was a baby, and raised him since. He was supposed to be pure East Friesian, but ended up with horns. We figured he would be okay, but as with almost any male thing we have gotten to breed, he wasn't. In fact, the other day, he rammed our pregnant ewe right in the stomach. I'm really hoping she does not miscarry, because I have been looking forward to her lambing ever since she was bred. We have to find a way to get rid of him somehow, but first we will have to find a purebred EF to replace him. Ugh. I personally have always liked him, but I like my ewes more, so I would be fine with getting rid of him knowing that the rest of my sheep will be happier. I know he will probably be butchered, which I don't know if I can even imagine, but we will *hopefully* not be the ones doing it.
3. This really is not an "update", but we went walking with the goats 2 days ago. They were all not used to it but Alice was the calmest, she didn't even need to have anything on her, she just follows us. Betty isn't that bad, but is hard to catch to put a collar on. Hazel is probably the worst with that, although all she really does is nothing. That is the problem, actually, she doesn't even walk. I had to carry her over to the grass just so she could stand and eat some brown leaves. Really...? There is green grass right... there! Oh well, she is still just as adorable, so I cannot be mad.
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