Brian, you got some great stuff going on down at your place. In all honesty, I get so excited when I hear what you are doing there. I CAN'T wait until your barbeque in September and I get to EVERYTHING that you are up to. How exciting and how so cool.
Doeling and buckling....I am so intrigued by all the names for so many species of animals names. That is cool.
You must elaborate a little more on what is going on there, I find it fascinating. Why did the nanny kill her doeling? Was it accidental, or what she just on a death wish.....they are usually twins or triplets, as with sheep eh? Poor Flower (I think your Granddaughter chose a beautiful name, by the way), she must have been so terrified, I bet she can run much faster than the old man though eh, and thank goodness?
The Hoosier bananas (paw paws), sound interesting, I know I had read some stuff about them and thought I might try to grow some too, but not sure if the climate here would support them or not.
Are you getting the Soay sheep for wool? I love sheep. I love to look at my neighbours that runs adjacent to the back three acres of my property, she has about 6 of them and they are lambing right now I think because I can hear young sheep bleeting frequently. So neat. I love her Llama that loves me too (hee, hee), so many of my critters love me, (hee, hee, I know they don't really, they are just users for food). That llama always watches me over the fence and I go and give it blackberry leaves, she loves those, prickly as they are, she munches them down. There is no green stuff left on my side of the fence that she can reach, she made sure that she ate it all up. The fence top wires (livestock fencing) has been very warped from her pushing over and eating the green stuff as far as her neck will stretch.
Life is so interesting on the farm. You have that farm there and the episodes that you speak of are wonderful to my ears, keep on keepin' on, and have a wonderful and beautiful day, Cindi