The butcher finally came today and took care of Ironwood and Alder. Neither of them were very friendly and it was time for them to go. I was hoping they would have left for camp earlier before they went into rut but it was not to be, I hope the meat isn't too gamey as a result. I think we will get 60-80 pounds of meat back, let's hope we like mutton.
Their departure will allow me to break everyone off into breeding groups next week. The Commander cleaned out the stall today and we just need to hang a few hay racks and things will be ready.
The deer hunters were out in force this morning so I'm hoping they run the wolf pack that has been hanging around off to a different location. I would hate to lose anyone at this point.
All in all it is kind of a bittersweet day. I'm happy the two meaner rams are gone and that I can set breeding groups next week, but I also appreciate the sacrifice the two rams made.