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A Weekend Get-Away to Another Farm & Sheep Care 101

By: Everett S

We just spent the weekend at Brightwood Farm and Vineyard up in the Shenandoah Valley. It was nice to sleep in and let other people do all of the work for a few days, but we couldn’t take all of the laying around and relaxing for too long, and by Sunday morning we just had to get our hands dirty. The video below shows some sheep care 101 stuff that we were learning, and includes a castration procedure called banding. There isn’t any blood and it is a non-invasive procedure, but I just wanted to give fair warning.

Category: Animals, Family, Places, The Transplants

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  1. Anna says:

    Great video! I’m glad to see you all got a little vacation too.

  2. Javier says:

    Just two interesting links showing that the no-blood way sometimes isn´t the best one.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-udsIV4Hmc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QErgjt_GYBk

  3. Mr. Simpleton says:

    Javier,

    Yea I saw that episode. It was pretty Fd up. But let me tell you why we go do things ourselves instead of believing everything we hear or read:

    That lamb got right up and was walking around acting like nothing happened within 1 second of being put back on his feet.

  4. Jocelyn says:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. I’ve started one myself and we’ll see because I’m not a natural writer. Your posts have always been thought provoking and read with enjoyment

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