Holiday Season Fast Approaching

12 Nov
November 12, 2012

The Holiday Season is here. Our family really enjoyed Halloween. Two of my favorite quotes from my Daughter: “I’m not cute, I’m scary!” and “We should get paid if we make people pee their pants.” And the sheep enjoyed feasting on leftover pumpkins.

Thanksgiving will be here soon. Nothing against Turkey or ham, but a smoked leg-of-lamb would make a fine thanksgiving feast. That reminds me, I need to pick up my lamb from the locker plant (thank you Odenthal Meats!).

The Shepherd’s Holiday is set for December 1 in Mankato. Register by Nov. 17 to take advantage of the early registration discount. An updated agenda has been posted. It will be updated one final time in the next few weeks. Looking forward to seeing many of our sheep friends in attendance.

Deer hunting is a holiday for many. Sadly, I am not participating this year. I am excited about MN’s wolf hunting season though. Here’s an update on that: As of November 9, over 80 wolves have been harvested during the hunt. The harvest quota for the early season has been set at 200, with an additional 200 for the late hunting and trapping seasons. The season has been closed in the east central zone with 8 wolves harvested, but the northeast and northwest zones are still open. The season ends on November 18 in series 100 deer permit areas, and November 11 in series 200 deer permit areas.

Before you know it, Christmas will be here. I’m looking forward to the family celebrations, and the expectation of the first lambs of 2013 due to arrive on January 1. If Sydell equipment or a pair of wool slippers are on your Christmas list, you can pick them up at the Shepherd’s Holiday Trade show!

Happy Holidays

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