So, now I will take pictures and post them in various places where there might be an interest in sheep and keep my fingers crossed. These sheep are rare breeds, or at least not common except the Dorset and Suffolk. The trend has gone away from wool producing sheep because the price paid for wool is too low and does not even cover the cost of shearing the animals.
Some of the sheep were born here on The Fat Ewe Farm. I watched them come into the world and some I even gave extra special care to ensure their survival. I have trimmed their hooves, given them medicines and loved them with all my heart, but they have to go.
The Cotswold/Merino cross girls are big beautiful sheep with excellent wool for hand spinning and they are hard to part with, but they are not particularly friendly, nor were their mothers. My first sheep, the Karakuls, will be very difficult to let go. I have no idea how I am going to do it if I cannot find homes for the girls. Taking them to the market will break my heart. Really it will.