We did it. The first of the (1 yr old)rams has be slaughtered on Wensday, what a way to start Spring. I so nearly got cold feet about this but thanks to Charlie I did not have to do the deed myself. He did not have a name but he was very tame and rather cute but he was meat, and that's what I have to tell myself. Heavy as to hang on the hooks and both of us where to short to pick him up all the way, so Charlie stood on a milk crate, got the hind legs and I picked him up from behind by his fur. Yeh it pays to be a strong girl. And to prove I was in there helping skin him. Charlie made me do a lot of the work myself and was rather pleased at my go for it attitude. Gail my landlord neighbour took a few pics on her moblie phone. PS I was not dressed for a photo session please excuse ... Still waiting for pics!! Then we headed to Gail's place for a nice strong Italian coffee.
Charlie took the lamb to his place to weigh and hang and Saterday I need too go to his place so his grandson who is a butcher can show me how to cut the lamb up.
Another skill I wanted to learn. Big Boy weighed in at 30kg cleaned
(There is another boy ready to be butchered soon.)