This is a little bit of a catch-up post since we went earlier this year, but I really wanted to share the adorable pictures and fun story.  We had the opportunity to tag along with some friends on a field trip that was sponsored by the local homeschool group (San Angelo Christian Home School Association – SACHSA) to the The Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center here in San Angelo.

They took us around and introduced us to the sheep they were raising to test out different feed and breeding programs.  They have figured out that different feeding programs can actually affect the number of babies conceived when breeding; and since some breeds are naturally more likely to have multiples, the richer feed encouraged this to happen more often.  One mama actually gave birth to twins during our tour!  We walked by and she was cleaning a newborn baby, and when we came back around she was nursing that one and cleaning another ♥

And here’s another gratuitous picture of adorable baby sheep, just because.

And later on in the tour the kids got to hold and pet some lambs that were a little older.

I don’t know how much the kids really absorbed about the programs and studies Agrilife was working on, but we all had fun seeing and interacting with the animals!  :o)

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