Glorious snow! It was wonderful to wake up to a thick blanket of snow. Don’t you think?
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…
It just makes us all so happy!
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)
Similar to a coffee break? Silly girls decided it might be fun to snack on the straw bale…
Don’t let the sweet innocent faces fool you!
Yep, that’s more like it.
Eyja, her head completely buried in it…
“Don’t mind me.” says Louise.
Now if I actually fed this too them, they would roll their eyes at me and snootily walk away.
Grizzle, Violet and Calypso ~ three black grey Icelandic ewes pigging out on the straw.
Definitely not innocent!
It was a balmy 43 degrees today, complete with sun which turn the pasture into…
a watery, icy, slick mess. 😦 Ugh!
Did I mention we received 2/10ths of an inch or rain too?
There is not normally a pond in the middle of our pasture.
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?
Following Tori during her chores…
…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.
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…
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.
What a morning!