Spring Time on the Farm…

Crazy Thelma had a little ram…IMG_2029

The boys are trying out their bows that their big brother made them out of limbs…IMG_2035

More Lamb Love…

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Heart standing on a very pregnant  Mona…IMG_2063

Hayden working with his lamb…IMG_2065 IMG_2069

Tori getting some snuggles…IMG_2072

Garrett checking out the hens…IMG_2076

Frosty, our bottle lamb from two years ago has really grown into a nice ewe and is expecting lambs of her own this spring…IMG_2081

Dugur, always watching…IMG_2087

Our Copper Maran rooster, who has surprisingly been a real gentleman…IMG_2090-Edit

Our tough Espen RamIMG_2092

One of our Gotland/Icelandic crosses, she has some great growth on her and an interesting fleece…IMG_2095

Miss Freckles…

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Miss Fawn…

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Beautiful Fregna… can’t wait to see lambs from these girls…

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And Mona finally  lambed, a sweet little black ewe.  That ends our pre-run on the Suffolks and we’ll start lambing in ernest in April….busy times ahead!!  🙂FullSizeRender (3)

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Montana At It’s Finest…

Last night we had pouring rain and 40 degrees, sometime in the night it changed to snow and wind.  This morning it was brisk -30 degrees Fahrenheit!  I don’t mind the cold or snow but sure get hard on critters when we have wet conditions and then gets really cold.  I was happy to see every one fared the night alright and were anxiously awaiting breakfast this morning…

Teigen feeding Thor…

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Even though he has a cozy little place to hide out in, Thor has to hang out with his guys…IMG_9199

Horse raspberries…IMG_9167IMG_9257IMG_9184 IMG_9270 IMG_9193

Waiting for breakfast…IMG_9196

Frank’s a bit frosty too…IMG_9205 IMG_9194

Hayden giving Frank some love…IMG_9212

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Hauling bales…

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At least some one is happy outside…IMG_9179

The sun even tried to break through…IMG_9275

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Moving…

 

On Sunday, it was time to move sheep to new pasture.  Their current pasture had been grazed down pretty well.

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When Mark had went to open up the gate to the new pasture he found this little guy…

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It appeared to have an injured wing and we didn’t want it to get crushed by the hooves of the sheep.  It was moved several feet away, to the adjoining pasture that didn’t have grazers in it.  The kids thought it was pretty cool!

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Let the moving commence, out of the old pasture, across the road…

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Through the gate and into the new pasture…

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Lots of tall, green grass here…

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Scattering a bit, in search of goodies!

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Happy Day!

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A Little Evening Walk with the Sheep…

Victoria and Madeline walking their 4-H fair lambs every evening…

 

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Most of the time they have a little shadow…

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Up and down the big hill, it helps exercise the lambs and builds their muscles…it helps exercise the girls too!  ;0)

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Then they practice setting them up…

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And getting them to brace…IMG_1974

Hard to believe we have fair lambs already.   I don’t even want to think forward to fair which means fall is just right around the corner but I’m sure it will be here sooner than I am ready for it…

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Fabulous Day…

 

We spent a wonderful spring day moving sheds to the lambing paddock.  Only a week left until we should start seeing lambs!

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While dad moved sheds the kids had wheelbarrow rides…

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The sheep romped…

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and ate…

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Dugur watched…

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and the chickens did… chicken things.

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