#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme
I have been farming with sheep for sixty years, Romney was the main breed we started with, then we crossed them with a Perendale ram, that was when all the trouble started, they were fast runners no wool on their legs and with no farm dogs in bush country they sure gave us a run around at times, but I still have some very special memories of them.
Interesting facts – there are nearly 1.300 different breeds of sheep throughout the world with around 200 being domestic sheep, also sheep have four chambers in their digestive system, I knew cows did, but not sheep so I just learned something new and I thought I knew everything about sheep.
2016, about 27.6 million sheep in New Zealand.
sheep are amazing
they are not dumb animals
hand reared lambs friendly