Preparing for fall: lambs and haying – The Bolen Family

As always we are busy with numerous chores.  We have been blessed with some rain and a couple severe storms. We lost an old barn to the wind but will always take a rain in July or August.

A barn is damaged by the severe winds that come with a summer storm.

A barn is damaged by the severe winds that come with a summer storm.

Our hay yields and quality continue to be excellent. Even with a glut in local hay, quality still sells and we are thankful for that.

The haying process is underway at the Bolen farm.

The haying process is underway at the Bolen farm.

We have been on the hunt for a new ram and found just what we were looking for with a buck named Crown Royal. It’s always intriguing waiting to see what new genetics will do for next year’s lamb crop.

The Bolen's new ram Crown Royal.

The Bolen’s new ram Crown Royal.

Our breeding season for the sheep will start at the end of August for late January lambs. The girls are busy almost daily working their show lambs for the fall show season which kicks off the first week of September at our county fair.

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