September. Thoughts of autumn and planning the new breeding cycle for the sheep. We still have to do some sorting of the flock as not all will be retained over winter, including two of our oldest ewes. One of them struggled giving birth and needed some assistance lambing this year so I would not want to breed from her again.
After this year’s lambing it was also time to replace our ram to introduce new blood into our small flock of Wiltshire Horns. Today we went to collect a new ram which we had been to view and select a couple of weeks ago from the Abbess Flock in Abbess Roding in Essex. We have a wether (castrated ram) to keep him company until the time comes to allow him in with the breeding ewes.