Saturday, May 9, 2015

Dorper Sheep

So our neighbors just bought four Dorper sheep, two ewes and two rams.  They think the ewes are probably pregnant.  This could work well for us; with the neighbors having a couple of lambs soon we could potentially buy them and would not have to take actual delivery of them until next fall or winter -- which would give  the lambs time to mature and be weaned and us plenty of time to get fencing and shelter taken care of. Hmm.  

The idea of owning some larger livestock seems to be creeping into our possible future, especially if it is just a couple of sheep. They don't climb like goats and don't bray like donkeys. I'm liking the idea. Big Ag is not so certain. I am working on that.


  1. I suggest cooking with some fabulous sheeps milk cheese! Grill some eggplant and top it with some luscious cheese and then bring it up...might be very easy! Can't wait to hear!

    1. Mmm, that could happen! There is a company around here that makes sheep's milk ice cream and it's delicious. We can try that, too!