Friday, May 7, 2010

Worries and doubts

Wilberforce has been doing all the right ram-related things, sniffing hopefully around his new harem, pawing the ground, taking the ewes out for sheep nuts or extravagant meals of clover hay and whispering sweet nothings in their ears. Yet no lamb-producing action has actually been witnessed. He still seems a bit bewildered by his new surroundings.

Perhaps the ewes are tired, have headaches or just don't feel like it. The latter is a worry, it's possible they were made pregnant by their younger cousin before he became a series of roasts and cutlets. This would explain why they won't come into season. Perhaps the daylight hours are now too short. Perhaps Wilber is just shy,

or perhaps he just needs time to think about it.