With the help of a local sheep shearer, our three Jacobs unhappily left behind a year's worth of wool-growing yesterday.
We now have three animals looking suspiciously like gazelles crossed with milk cows!
Along with the ram arrived two ewes, one a year older than the other (hence the size differential). We are anxiously awaiting the birth of new lambs within the next few weeks from the older ewe.
New additions to our pasture arrived at Dry Hollow this winter, including three Jacob sheep. Posted here are photos of our ram, whom I generally refer to as Jackson or Jack whenever he meets me at the gate (usually hoping for a bit of grain).
And yes, he knows how to put his horns to good use. He can slide back the bar and open a barn stall door, open an improperly latched fence gate, or knock an inattentive person off their feet.
This is our story, in real time and in photos. It is neither unique nor unusual nor extraordinary. But it is our story.