Working Sheep…

With Spring well under way, Mark has been a rare sight around here.  He has been working 12-14 hour days, 6 days a week helping farmers get going for the year.  So today after church and the fellowship dinner we came home and…took a nap 😉  a short but much needed nap!  After that though Mark and the kids went and picked up 9 more Rhode Island Red yearling hens from a friends house that had more hens then they needed.  The boys were very excited to be adding more birds to their flock and have been making labels all evening in anticipation of all the eggs they will be getting.  We also got our first green eggs from our Araucana hens we picked up last September, they’re aways so pretty!

A collection of recent eggs...

A collection of recent eggs...

The sky here today spit some rain upon us but it wasn’t too bad temperature wise.  We all thought we might just get dumped upon with all the big black clouds that passed over but we never did…
Rain clouds passing us by...

Rain clouds passing us by...

While the little kids and Mark where busy picking up the chickens, Sawyer found this warty looking guy hanging out under the porch…
Mr. or Mrs. maybe... Toad

Mr. or perhaps Mrs. Toad...

When the chicken crew returned home we spent some time up at the barn working some of the sheep getting them current on their CD&T vaccines, trimming some hooves and tagging some lambs…
Teigen wrangling some lambs...

Teigen wrangling some lambs...

We had two great little helpers today wrangling lambs and one big helper wrestling ewes, while the girls and Garrett got supper finished up.  It’s so nice to have such great helpers!
Hayden the other sheep wrangler...

Hayden the other sheep wrangler...

The lambs are all growing so nicely!  It’s too neat to see how big the first lambs have grown in comparison to this last pair that was just born, we’ll have to show you.
Black Licorice is growing so nicely!

Black Licorice is growing so nicely!

 

Jason also came over for supper and we spent some time chatting.  We’re just winding down here for the night, kids getting ready for bed and Sawyer and I will do a final barn check at about 12:30 tonight.  We’re looking forward to being able to go to bed like normal people again and are literally counting sheep until that happens!