Jumping for joy

28 Dec

ram heading for work

The rams hang around for ten and a half months, waiting for the day when they are called to go to work, fathering lambs for the next season. We put the bucks in over a period of days and weeks. We figure that the first bucks to go in with the ewes are getting tired, so we send reinforcements. They sometimes resent being worked through the chutes, but are happy to jump out of the trailers to join the ladies. When we were loading them, I said, “Hop in boys–all the corn you can eat.” Meghan said, “All the ladies you can breed!” I added, “…and all the wind you can tolerate.” Such is the life of a buck in the winter.

through the chute

Siobhan and Sadie facing a reluctant ram


guard dog on the job

guard dog watching his ewes

Avencio, Pat and Oscar

Guillermo and Pat


Oscar with the dogs jumping for joy

on his way!

Oscar too!

1 Comment

Posted by on December 28, 2017 in Dogs, Family, Folks, Horses, Peruvian sheepherders, Sheep


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One response to “Jumping for joy

  1. flyfishrandy

    December 31, 2017 at 10:36 AM

    Sharon, You tell the best stories thru your pictures. Thanks so much. Flyfish Randy


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