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One Less Bumper Sticker

 
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Well I took my sheep bumper sticker off my profile page. It just did not seem right to have it on there now that we do not have any more sheep.

I have to admit that it is weird, because for 12 years it has always been about the sheep. There was always three feelings:

Anticipation of knowing I had to feed the sheep
The physical act of feeding the sheep
Or a sense of accomplishment that the sheep were all fed up

Of course lambing season was more intense, but now I find myself thinking, "I got to feed the sheep soon, it is almost that time", but then I remember, I do not have that responsibility anymore. It is hard to describe, like going out to the barn and not hearing any sheep baa, it is just strange. And so too is having the dog in the house now, because she was always outside for the 8 years she has been alive.

The other day we got offered a flock of sheep, but after a bit of consideration, we chose to stay sheep-free.

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Your choice but no need to drop the icon....heck, you know a bit about sheep yes?   maybe someone will get online and see you know something about sheep and ask...but I do see the purity of it...no sheep, no right to claim it

may your change go more easily as other interests overtake you
 
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You may not physically have sheep at the moment, but you're loaded to the gills with sheep knowledge.  Sharing your knowledge and experience with other sheep owners in their learning stages is well worth while. I think it entities you to proudly display your sheep bumper!!!

In fact, I'd love to see you start a discussion about how to handle sheep disasters.......like cold lambs, fly strike, wrong diet problems, etc.
 
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Su Ba wrote:You may not physically have sheep at the moment, but you're loaded to the gills with sheep knowledge.  Sharing your knowledge and experience with other sheep owners in their learning stages is well worth while. I think it entities you to proudly display your sheep bumper!!!

In fact, I'd love to see you start a discussion about how to handle sheep disasters.......like cold lambs, fly strike, wrong diet problems, etc.



Well that is easy...just do the opposite of what I did, that would keep them alive.

All kidding aside, we started with a mortality rate of 40% and finished years later with less than 1%. Some of that was how I track my mortality rate; because for me, I track every lamb born, while some farms do not count mortality until after 30 days of life. To me that skews the mortality numbers because if I do not track the new born deaths, how can I see trends and do anything to change those numbers?

But through a series of changes, we had very little problems with our sheep.
 
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