|Blake and Bunker, hunky inspirations for today's musings|
While I am resigned to not having lambs this spring, that doesn't stop me from dreaming of what I would do with my flock if I had more space and time.
To me, genetics are more fun than any table game; there's strategy, suspense, and "the luck of the draw." Mostly thanks to other breeders' efforts, I have good "bones" in my flock – individual breeding animals that each bring outstanding qualities to the table. I would love to mix and match those qualities, working through the generations to develop my own line of Shetlands with the look, fleece, structure, polled genetics and temperament I like best – a recognizable "Boulderneigh Shetland." But would mean utilizing all my breeding animals each year, keeping any resulting lambs that move me closer to my ideal and breeding them, and so on....
Who knows? Maybe someday that dream will come true! In the meantime, I am thankful for what I have at . . .