Anyway...the Christmas nativities are over. Nate and I took the animals to four different churches over the month of December.
Now the sheep and goats are back in their places until summer. We just had a camp committee meeting on Friday and it was approved to use the goats and sheep in a petting zoo activity. Guess we better play with the animals often so they will be easy for the campers to be around and not jumping away at their touch.
One nice thing about our sheep is that they are "hair" sheep. They will shed out in the spring/summer so we don't have to worry about shearing them before the weather gets too hot. Hair sheep are gaining popularity in the United States because you don't have to worry about the shearing. They are a meat sheep. They are more resistant to parasites. Their greater numbers are in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbeans.
Hair sheep obviously are called that because they have more hair fibers than wool fibers.
When I touch our sheep you can feel that their short coat (for winter) is more coarse than usual.
But we your people, the sheep of your pasture, will give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.