This evening my partner and the kids took part in the ever fun halter training of the lambs. I try and get all of my lambs introduced to halter work before they leave, although I warn new owner that it is a work in progress, and something they will have to keep doing. This year I had quite a few leapers, although a couple of the boys also really behaved well which was nice.
This is Wilbur by far the best behaved of the bunch! He has what I suspect are small scurs which I thought was quite interesting.
And this is Winston another well behaved ram lamb who only assumed the napping position once on his walk.
Dixie did not like the experience at first....
although she got the hang of it eventually.
Diana thought that lying down and being petted was actually the aim of the game. Now if someone could bring her out her hard feed it wouldn't be a bad life.
Wallace threw himself around like a banshee until finally understanding life was better with 4 hooves on the ground.
Delia did pretty well and even tried some cookie.
Dakota didn't think much of the whole experience.
We even brought Jaqui out to show them how it is done. As a yearling I am hoping to show her this year. She is very solid, and has a beautiful fleece under that coat. On the plus side she also remembered her leading lessons from last year.
So that was this evenings fun. Now I'd quite like a nice glass of wine. All of the lambs will be leaving in the next few weeks. I will miss this group and their beautiful fleeces. I also have a couple of grown up sheep leaving for various reasons. But I have 2 new lambs joining my flock that I am very excited about. Now about that wine...