On Friday afternoon the people that were buying Ricochet and his two companion wethers came to pick them up. Bekah wanted to be a part of it and ran off to get Rudy, whom she has been bottle feeding. She made it about as far as the gate with Rudy in her arms before the reality of saying goodbye to him sunk in and she began to cry.
I told her she didn't need to get the other two but she insisted she could do it. She managed to carry Reggie all the way to their truck, but then completely broke down and didn't want to go and catch Ricochet.
We had tried to prepare her, but there is really no way to soften it the first time you sell one. And although I also knew it was coming, it still seems rather quiet and dull around here without them around.
We still have one more herd-sire quality buck available, but have a pending trade in the works so I am not officially listing "Rocky" for sale at this time.