A to Z Challenge – 21 April 2018 – S is for Sheep – a Haibun

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A to Z Challenge – 21 April 2018 – S is for Sheep – a Haibun

#atozchallenge – Nature & Outdoors Theme

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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.

My story- Phobia of heavy rain and sheep farming.

sheep are amazing
they are not dumb animals
hand reared lambs friendly

April 2018 A to Z Challenge

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