Ewe Working?

This past weekend we had the pleasure of working the ewes, checking body condition, udders, and giving them their CD&T vaccination.  We like to vaccinate the ewes a few weeks before they start lambing so their lambs will have some passive, temporary immunity when they drink their mother’s colostrum.  This temporary immunity lasts for about 6 weeks, giving the lambs a good start.

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Mark luring the ewes in with a bit of grain…P1140010

A handsome helper…

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Giving shots…

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Working hard…

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Frank dog…

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Next…

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Did I mention the mud?

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Sapphire all finished.

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Little lambs sunning themselves…

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 Astrid giving chicken rides…

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My wonderful crew…

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Us, a bit mud-spattered!

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Dirty Little Boys…

 

This hole in the ground has been transitioned from a fort to a mud pit…

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Why yes, that is a sled!IMG_4292

It makes the perfect surfboard…IMG_4293 IMG_4299

Or not…IMG_4304 IMG_4305 IMG_4307 IMG_4310 IMG_4311 IMG_4312 IMG_4314 IMG_4320 IMG_4322 IMG_4325 IMG_42921 IMG_42931

Got mud?  Just add boys…

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