The farm is slowly beginning to take shape! Our newest arrivals were delivered today, 3 Wiltipoll ewe lambs, 1 Wiltipoll adult ewe and 1 Wiltipoll REGISTERED stud Ram! Later down the track, we will source a good quality registered adult ewe and hopefully start up our own breeding program for this breed of sheep. We also had delivered 2 herd guardian alpacas, who we have named Bill and Ted, after two of my favourite characters Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Theodore Logan (EXCELLENT). These two alpacas will keep our flock nice and safe from foxes, stray dogs and any other animal that wanders into the paddock. We will have to be careful with our dogs, but if they are introduced slowly, then they should be fine. I have read that they will kill a kangaroo if it looks like threatening their herd!
Although I had got the fencing ready for their arrival, there were 2 sections I had not blocked off, where the corner posts meet the coral and the gate. “They won’t fit through there” I thought… didn’t take long for 3 of the smaller lamb ewes to find their way into the winter paddock and the lush green grass! I herded them back in slowly, (pretty easy really) and then blocked the two areas up. Emptied, cleaned and re-filled their water troughs and then stood back and admired the lamb chops… I mean flock of sheep that will one day be sold at market and to friends!
http://www.wiltipoll.com/ The Wiltipoll Association site.
http://www.alaraine.com/alaraine-pages/alaraine-frames/alaraine-wilti-main.html Allan and Lorraine’s site, the people we got the sheep from.