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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?

 

Lambs

Again!  😉

Beautiful Bonita!

Lamb wrangler

Cinnamon, a little ewe lamb

Calamity, all snuggled in…

Dynna, smiling…

Not a lamb, but awfully cute. Baby Hope.

Lambs in the feeder

Depla saying hi!

Closer to spring!

It has officially hit here!  Spring fever and cabin fever, especially since this winter has been so pathetic.  The spring-like weather doesn’t help any either. It all  just has me impatiently waiting for the best time of the year…

Bruno smiling!

Lambing Season!

Baby Zayne with the babies…

It just makes us all so happy!

Dalla in the snow.

Two badgerface lambs snuggled in.

Calypso~the first black grey ewe lamb to grace our farm.:)

Smiling Charlie!

Dugur giving some lamb loves!

Druna, hiding in the grass…

Draumur just days old.

Too bad lambing season is still 7 weeks away.  😦    I think I will have to post a weekly tribute of my favorite lamb pictures until lambs start arriving.  That will hopefully hold me over until then. ;0)

Straw Break

Similar to a coffee break?  Silly girls decided it might be fun to snack on the straw bale…

Dalla and Delilah’s  innocent faces?

Don’t let the sweet innocent faces fool you!

Digging in!

Yep, that’s more like it.

Eyja

Eyja, her head completely buried in it…

Louise

“Don’t mind me.” says Louise.

Drizzle and Drifa pigging out.

Now if I actually fed this too them, they would roll their eyes at me and snootily walk away.

Three greys helping themselves.

Grizzle,  Violet and Calypso ~ three black grey Icelandic ewes pigging out on the straw.

Just a bit of straw on your face Ms. Calamity.
Delilah and Dalla

Definitely not innocent!

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…

Chores…

Graining her llama...

 Following Tori during her chores…

The sheep hoping for some crumbs...

Drizzle saying "Hi"

Rosemary and Grizzle...

Loving on Iris...

Happy girls...

45 degrees

…and it’s the end of December?  That’s what our handy-dandy weather station informed us of today, in addition to that we received .24 of an inch of rain.  Ugh!  Everything is wet and slick or muddy.  I hate weather like this.

Muddy, mucky mess...

This mucky, slick mess made Sawyer go for a real ride today.  We needed to pull Blackfoot (our biggest, tallest ram) out of his breeding group today and put him back in with the rest of the fellows.     Sawyer was straddling the big guy, his feet barely touching the ground.   We navigated the electrical fence just fine and then the ram got the idea to just try to run out from under Sawyer.  See how well that worked…

Hop, hop, hop slide.....

And…

Sliiiiiiiide....

And…

Thru two puddles and more skidding along...

I really wish I would have had my camera at the time.  Poor Sawyer by the time the ram stopped running, he was wet clear up to his knees!  The whole time I am watching not sure if I should feel horrified or fall on the ground laughing!  I kept waiting to see him get bucked off and be covered in mud and then have the ram turn on him and gore him but Sawyer stayed on until Blackfoot ran out spunk.  We eventually moved the ram back up to the bachelors pen safe and sound and got chores finished up without too much else happening.

Blackfoot: 1

 

What a morning!