Plans for the 2012 Shepherd’s Holiday are now being finalized (please go under the “events” tab for a tentative agenda and registration form). If you need a hotel room, the number is on the registration form (call by Nov. 1 and ask for the MN Lamb & Wool block to get the best rate). The agenda is subject to minor changes and when we have all the topics confirmed, it will be updated. It is a packed agenda as we do our best to fit everything into one day. We think you will enjoy the seminars and the social time with fellow sheep producers. There is still time to nominate someone for the Silver Bell Award. MLWPA also needs new leaders to consider running for a spot on the board.
I’m still waiting patiently for the last two ewes to mark, and searching frantically for affordable hay to get me through the winter. The last non-keeper lamb goes to the locker plant on Tuesday, and other than a couple bred ewes yet to be sold this fall, sheep income on our farm will be pretty scare until the winter lambs are weaned next spring. Hoping that 2013 brings higher lamb prices and reduced feed costs.