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Goodbye Sweetgum, Hello Dogwood

Farewell to Sweetgum, whom we traded to another farm for a wool sheep. Dogwood is less than a year old, and is some sort of wool sheep mix.  Loki has really taken a liking to her!

Although our plan is to have only painted desert hair sheep and an as yet to be determined wool breed, Dogwood will help us get started in wool, but we will eventually move to a pure breed like Rambouillet, Suffolk, Icelandic or Gotlandic.

We ultimately want to get out of Katahdins. Sweetgum, was a pill — always trying to escape. Her skittishness made the other sheep nervous. The flock is pretty happy with Dogwood.