Monday, June 13, 2011
I completed my a.m. feeding and proceeded to call on feed customers and prospects all day. That night after I fed, a buddy and I went and sheared an Alpaca for someone. That is always an experience.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
I did my regular chores (feeding the young lambs and the baby calves milk) and called on customers all morning. That afternoon my little sister and I took 12 older ewes and our llama Chanel to Wilmington for the summer to graze on a pasture there. After we dropped them off we then drove to Waldo, Ohio for a board of trustees meeting for the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association. Today was a late night getting home.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
After chores I went to the mill in Pershing, IN and picked up quite a bit of feed to deliver that day. Today was a pretty calm day.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Today is auction day at Producers in Bucyrus. I picked up 6 fat lambs for a local producer and hauled them North to sell for him. On the way through Upper Sandusky, Ohio I stopped and loaded my pickup on a gooseneck flatbed because it blew a headgasket the week before. At the stockyards I bought 2 more baby calves that were 5 days old. A holstein and a Brown Swiss.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Today was back to the grind and not very eventful compared to other days. After chores I just called on prospective and current feed customers all day.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Today was mostly spent helping my aunt, uncle, and cousin set up for his graduation party later that day. Dad and I took some kids to a sheep show in Richmond, Indiana to get them some experience before fair time. These jackpot shows serve 2 purposes. Training the kids and getting them over nervous jitters in addition to training the lambs and getting them used to traveling and being away from home and their penmates.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Today is Father’s Day. It’s a good thing my mom liked my dad or else I might not be here. I know this would disappoint a lot of people. Haha. Before we went to my Uncle’s house for the family get together I had to shear some lambs that my brother in-law is going to use as “going green” lawnmowers. They bought a new house so this an effective way to not have to mow their small pasture field.