Moonlit…

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Out to Pasture…

We worked sheep this weekend…oiy!  It’s a good thing this guy really loves me.  He ended up trimming over 400 sheep feet, horns rammed into his shin, stabbed by needles…several times.  Then we had to do give supplemental BoSe and Thiamine to the lambs.  He even sheared poor Reykur, who missed the spring shearing and was in bad need of a trim.  Love this guy I tell ya!!

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A couple of my helpers…

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And a little muscle…

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But!  Once it was all over with…

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They were moved across the road to fresh pasture!  Oh my…IMG_6268

Happy sheep!

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The closest to a smile this tired shepherds came to all week!IMG_6309

There is just something about sheep, on new pasture, hungrily munching away that makes me feel all warm inside!IMG_6324

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Really Dog Tired…

Thor, our Akbash Livestock Guardian Dog was enjoying the spring weather today.  It is nearing 50 degrees here on the farm!

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Preparing for Lambing…

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With some of ewes taking on the appearance of swallowing barrels, whole, we have been busying ourselves preparing for lambing…

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Mark moved the sheds to the maternity pen, which will be transformed into lambing jugs.

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Zayne, watching all the activity…

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The best fencing crew, ever.  They are replacing fencing with some hog panels so we will have easier access to both pens.

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Moving manure to one of the many compost piles…

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A first time lamber, bagging up!

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I think we managed to catch these two with artificial insemination!  (We are members of a coop that  imported semen from Iceland)

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We still have a bunch of work to do, it always seems never ending but we are getting closer.   I need to recheck and clean out the vet box and lambing supplies this week and make sure I have everything we might need. Watch for lambs within the next two weeks!

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A Different Perspective…

The hill to the west of the property has had a few pictures taken of it, like this one below….
The hill...

The hill...

This year we have permission to graze the 20 acres to the west, including the hill.  So while moving the sheep the other night I took these…
The view of the garden from the hill...

The view of the garden from the hill...

The view of the pasture and barn from the hill...

The view of the pasture and barn from the hill...

 

This Osprey flew by with a fish...

This Osprey flew by with a fish...

 

 

As did this Navy Plane...

As did this Navy Plane...

And Sawyer found this…
Pride of the Farm...

Pride of the Farm...

One more hill picture of the sun going down on the sheep...

One more hill picture of the sun going down on the sheep...