So I've been a sheep and goat momma since 2004. I got Jazz, a Tunis ewe, when I was in 4-H, spring 2004 -- she was about 7 months when I adopted her. To keep her company, I adopted a slightly younger Oberhasli dairy goat (from a friend who raises them), that I named Calypso (Cal for short). In 2005, I bred her and she had a daughter, whom I named Melody (Mel for short). These are pics of them from around 2011. Picture #1 -- Jazz (blue jacket) and Mel. (I had been experimenting with new photo software there so the greyed out parts aren't muddy... it was just me being an amateur. ) Picture #2 -- Jazz & Mel in the shed that my dad and I built. (I got to help with the roofing! as well as the rest of it -- way too cool. ) Picture #3 -- Cal, trying to eat my camera... Picture #4 -- Cal looking adorable with the sheep in the background. Question: Since my babies are getting pretty old -- Jazz will be 12 in January, Cal will be 12 in March, and Melody will be 11 in August next year -- what are the typical procedures in terms of dealing with their bodies after sheep/goats die? I hate asking that question, and I do hope that they'll live to be quite a bit older than "normal" sheep/goats since they haven't been bred every year, but I do also want to be prepared for the eventual stuff.