Upper level of the barn is officially becoming the Frosty Pine studio / shop.
Spring where are you??
Big snow, 14 + in. Sheep are hardy and have wool coats. They also have sheds and barn if needed, however, many times prefer to be out side.Read More
Cleared the brush, planted seed, and now the on going thistle battle. Thanks to my father, I have a vintage tractor and brush mower. Once over with the brush mower (where possible), and a hand held scythe (plus my ninja swing, will slow them down. Little touch up with my riding lawnmower as well. 11 am and getting dark with thunder, time for 2nd cup of coffee.
Every year my home disappears in pink, briefly. Celebrating pink, for girl power. Discovered I could do several things on my own: Drench a large ram that weighs more then I do, trim goat hooves, and give 3 large LGD's yearly vaccinations. Never underestimate the power of persistence and a good butt scratch (ram), hotdog treats and "good dog" praise, as well as, the learning capabilities of goats. Billy goat did require some extra persuation with the lemon water spary bottle.
Waiting on 4 ewes, they went in with the rams on Dec 3rd. It is time... maybe I should just stop checking so much... hmmm, one really looked close this pm.
Leicester Border cross in center will have beutiful fleece for fiber crafts.
Checking, checking all night long, finally twins (doe &buck) around 1 am. Tiny little doe, is proving to be a finicky eater, at least mother has accepted both of them. 1:30 am feed the Leicester bottle lamb and to bed around 2:30am. Up at 5:15 for chores, feed the lamb and off too work. I am lacking several of the necessary requirement's for my job today; alert, clear mind, able to drive many miles and trouble shoot wound vacs, dressing changes, and be kind and courteous no matter what. Oh, yes, rush back home at noon and feed the lamb, back to work and a lot of coffee.
1st Babydoll ram lamb arrived yesterday eve. 1st time mom, did it all on her, bonding well. They are both pretty black (photo not accurate color). Tiny guy, little breathing difficulty immediate after birth. Little nuflor and doing good today. He will be a smaller ram or wether, for sale in the future.