Nov 11, 2014

Fall Round Up

It was a perfect day for fall round up on the island - sunny, warm, calm seas, southerly breeze. (It's usually freezing cold & windy when we do this.) Hard to believe it's November. 

By now this spring's lambs are almost as big as the ewes. The island can support about 120 sheep, so some of them are about to get voted off the island. We will take off all the male lambs and any ewes that look like they would not make it through the winter. 

Thanks to a group of volunteers from a local high school, we had lots of lamb holders today. (If you set a sheep up on their butt they are quite content to just hang out for a while,

and take a nap in the sun while waiting for a boat ride.)

A boat load of lambs at the wharf. 

1 comment:

Ellen Mason said...

They look so happy -- These pictures are the best!

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