A little this and that from the farm this week…
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At this morning’s ewe check the weather was wonderful. Sunshine and warm…
Then from out of no where we start getting wind and…
Later that evening…
Wacky weather is for certain. Hopefully it warms up a bit before lambing. : )
Here’s a couple of silly pictures from today…
Hopefully your day is going well!
We are about a week out from seeing our first lambs arrive. Excited doesn’t even begin to describe how I am feeling. I think this season is one of my favorites, ranking up there with all major holidays. 😉
This fall we imported semen from Iceland to inseminate some of the ewes with. I am not sure how successful we were but we definitely had a couple catch, which is very exciting!
It was quite funny watching Esja interact with this hen. She would let the hen pick little pieces of hay off of her and wag her tail the whole time. 🙂
Dugur made sure everyone was behaving themselves and would come and check things out every couple of minutes…
I love the pattern of the Silver Laced Wyandotte! So dainty looking.
Lukka is another ewe in the AI group. We are hoping she caught with a Grabotni straw.
Dyr, the ewe matriarch decided to stick her head in and see what I was up to.
Uma is another ewe that looks like she caught with AI. Yeah!
Pretty Sybil was taking a bit of a rest…
Druna is expecting her first lamb this spring.
Esja, is another hopeful…in the AI category. She looks as if she could be carrying Bogi babies!
The rain started up so these two took shelter and I took that as my cue to head back to the house!
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Imagine my surprise when I looked out my window and saw these two….
Yep, the dog and the horse taking a bit of a snooze in the afternoon sun!
It’s kind of funny how these two will pal around all day.
Iris will follow Dugur around and nuzzle him.
It is the first time I have seen Iris laying on the ground since we’ve had her. I was a bit concerned thinking that she might be injured, but she was just fine and enjoying a the feel of the afternoon sun on her back.
It was about a year ago that Dugur took a nap with the geese. You can read about it here. It is rather cute, how the geese just thought he was a wonderful spot to rest.
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Vaka is about a 15 months old and seems to be catching on to guarding business.
She is still a pup and still learning what is expected of her. Sometimes she forgets and decides to play a little too rough with the sheep she is supposed to be protecting. For the most part though she is a sweet and good-natured dog.
Today though something caught her attention that she thought she should protect the heifers from.
Not only Vaka’s attention, but it had the flocks attention as well.
You see we have a little flock of wild turkeys that hang out for the winter. This evening they were strutting their stuff and Vaka didn’t care for it at all!
She was pretty neat to watch; she ran toward the heifers…
and jumped up on their sides while barking and end up turning them around…
and was able to put herself between the heifers and the “threat” to her girls.
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