Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I'm ready to get back to spring tomorrow.
Poor Moose... another 2 weeks to go. This picture reminds me that I had a dream last night that she had 5 babies. (guess i'm counting sheep even after i go to sleep) My thought in the dream whan i counted those 5 babies were.. uh oh- bottle lambs. I'm hoping she just has one or two, but it's looking like there's several from this angle!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This time next month, we should have a few 'batches' of lambs! (starting with the 2 girls in the right of the pic above) Looking forward to lambs.. just hoping to not have more than the mothers can care for.
I am really looking forward to 'eventually' getting all the pastures fenced. Running and moving temporary fence can be quite time consuming! We hope to start a more effective 'rotational grazing this year.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
(the rest did wonders!)
My new camera came in last week, and had a chance to take a few pictures / videos. The "no photo available" post didn't go over so well- so, I'm glad to have a camera again. lol.
I sheared (rooed?) the ever-shedding Andy today. He started his shedding in late November and had been roaming around half dressed ever since. After his cut, we finished up with a pedicure. He's looking fine again. He is a great fella with such a gentle personality.
I put up a temporary fence today in the yard for the sheep to mow. (we live in a barn, so it only makes sense for the sheep to mow the yard, right?) Actually, I feel guilty mowing with the sheep watching.. so sometimes I just let them do it :)
Moose - the black ewe in the far right - i don't show she's due until May, but she is sure showing! I might have to go back and recalculate those dates.
I pulled weeds in the iris bed today.. funny how that can be enjoyable, but it was.
I noticed that we don't have anything blooming in our yard.. so I snuck over to the neighbors (lol)
Ended the day with a brush fire... trying to clean up the new pastures so they'll be ready when we can get to fencing! (i had just started using the video function on my camera a few days before it broke.. so going to try to get more use out of this function on the new camera!) I took this video for the background noise.. I have missed those frogs !
It turned out to be a great sick day.