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Wacky Weather

At this morning’s ewe check the weather was wonderful.  Sunshine and warm…

Soaking up the sun.
Baby Hope, getting bigger.
Hens at the trough. (A Red Star in the back and an Americauna in the front)
More sun soaking…
Thor soaking up the sun too!
Dugur too!
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Then from out of no where we start getting wind and…

SNOW?!
Iris running through the flurries…
The llamas
Ewes…
Iris again…

Later that evening…

Australorp Rooster strutting in the sun…
Sully saying hello…
Beautiful Iris…

Wacky weather is for certain.  Hopefully it warms up a bit before lambing.  : )

Here’s a couple of silly pictures from today…

Grizzle with tail feathers…
Ewe-oga…that doesn’t even look comfy.

Hopefully your day is going well!

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Eking Closer

Our weather here has been very spring-like indeed, giving us all spring-fever.  With lambing season starting with in three weeks we moved the ewes to the pen where they will be lambing this year.  It is the first year that we won’t be using the barn and doing pasture-lambing.  Mark was able to move the sheds to their pasture while I filled them up with fresh straw.  The sheds are situated so I can see them from the kitchen and bedroom windows.  It is only a hop skip and a jump away from the house making night-time checks much more bearable.  And best of all?  We have power out there!!  Woohoo!!  Up at the barn we never did have the power turned on so any night-time lambings were done by the light of a headlamp.  :0)

Violet peeking over Basil.
Grizzle looking large and she hasn’t even started to bag up.
Dugur trying out the straw in one of the sheds.
Fiona is looking quite large too and she isn’t due until the end of April.
The ewes all lined up at the feeders.
A couple of the ladies.

In the past couple of weeks we have picked up a couple of new bred ewes to add to the flock…

and…

Nist, a spotted moorit mouflon.

I am excited to see the lambs that they produce!

Dante (in the front), one of last year’s ram lambs growing nicely.

Be-ewe-tiful snow…

Watchful Frank
Falling snow…
Calypso and Nadja

Road jam

Glorious snow!  It was wonderful to wake up to a thick blanket of snow.  Don’t you think?

 

Balmy…

It was a balmy 43 degrees today, complete with sun which turn the pasture into…

a watery, icy, slick mess.  😦  Ugh!

Wading through the pasture…

Did I mention we received 2/10ths of an inch or rain too?

Breve and Depla

There is not normally a pond in the middle of our pasture.

Coconut crossing through the icy, watery mess…
Tip-toeing along the edges…
Trying to cross…
The matriarch and her reflection….
The rams pen, not as bad as the ewes.
The heifers…

On a side note, I think we successfully AI’ed Butterscotch (the red Dexter) about 45 days ago!  We should be expecting a calf sometime in early September!!

The sheep remind me of the kids, they have a nice dry hillside to stay on but are out exploring the puddles!  Hopefully the weather cools down a bit or seriously warms up to dry up this mess.

It is January…. right?

A bit of winter~2012

 

Nice quite day here, on the farm.  Enjoying the snow and wintry like weather!

Frank and Bellah playing in the snow.

 

Frank

 

Iris and Dugur

 

Feeding time

 

Mark out feeding

 

 

Mark moving snow

 

The farm to the South

 

The farm to the North

 

Wintry….

 

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The sheep are loving the snow!

Snow coming down…

Snow coming down...

Finally a taste of winter!

The sheep out in the snow…
Vaka out investigating…