Remember how I said that the ram had serviced all the sheep and that I'd put him in again just in case? Well, it turns out Little Fecker is not that good at fucking, or better, he's not that good at getting them pregnant, because surely he's applying himself a lot.
The result is that I might have as little as only two sheep in lamb (Selvaggia and Concubine), but hopefully the third time around he managed the other 3.
My mistake, I left it too late and when I realized that he didn't work it was too late to get another one. If I went to get another ram now I would have lambing in June, which means milking until January. No way Jose!!! Better be barren for a year, especially now that we only have 4, hopefully we'll make treasure of my mistake and won't do it again.
There is a chance that LF is just inexperienced, that the Frisian sheep are a tiny bit too tall (in fact the only 2 that are not on heat again are the shortest ones), or that LF is not mature yet. Truth is that probably he is infertile but I like him so much that I'll try to keep him, possibly as a teaser ram. Way to go Little Fecker!
Life Cheese Dairy sheep I Need Farming Cheesemaking Pecorino Stable Lacaune Mobile home Ram Cheese Cave Ireland Lambs Land Birds F1 cross Lactic cheese Raw milk Ricotta Shearing Sustainability Blogs Chickens Curd Genetics Gorgonzola Mozzarella Nature Pigs Reproduction Starter cultures Weaning breeds fun humor people