Well it has been 12 days now since Rip Tide came on the scene. The girls seem to have accepted him. At lease they are not running away. In fact, two of the young ewes have let him try to mount them. Unfortunately they are larger that he is so no bulls eye yet. He is trying, however. He certainly is feeling his ramhood. As I sat with them in the barn tonight, you know, for a little quality time, Rip Tide gave me some good butts. "This is my territory, man." I do hope he is not all butt but no bang. Otherwise I will have to get another older ram. Not ideal.