In order to have lambs come spring, we needed to find our gals a boyfriend.
Our hope was to find a Border Cheviot ram lamb we could purchase who would spend 45 glorious days with five young ewes and then have his big finale come in the form of grilled leg of lamb and a freezer full of chops.
Unfortunately, it seems there aren’t many Border Cheviot shepherds in Central Virginia. So instead, we’re borrowing a fellow from the shepherd who sold us our mini flock – they are all probably 3rd cousins, but that should be distant enough for the purposes of breeding dinner vs.building the flock.
His name is Zeus, and he is fully living up to it. Within five minutes of arriving here, he’d managed to services all the gals and was already working on second helpings.