My First Day as a Farmer Part 2

Last time I talked about my first day as a farmer and how my sheep escaped. If you have not read part one, you can read it here.

Here is the continuation of the story.

So, we had gotten the ram back, but the ewe (female sheep) was gone and I could not find her.

Like I said in the last post, I was devastated. I felt like a failure.

My little brother would say in his prayers, “Please bring ‘Dot’ (the name of the sheep) back home.”

It was a day or two later, and outside I saw the missing sheep come back! She had smelled or heard the ram, and found her way home.

My dad was away at work, so my mom and I went outside to bring her back in. We were able to set up the sheep pen in a way to keep the ram contained and still be able to catch the ewe (I have to give credit to my mom for the idea, and it is one I used often after that).

Because sheep are herd animals she naturally ran towards the ram, and we had her caught!

I was glad to finally have her back, and that renewed my confidence.

“Dot” ended up having my first lamb the following February, and I also added a few more sheep, eventually growing my flock to about 20 or so.

Sometimes we have to learn things the hard way, in order to learn what we need to know!

What is something you tried that you messed up horribly the first time, but kept with and became good at? Comment below, I’d love to hear it!

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