Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Pasture Happenings-January



This time of the year we are itching for Spring, I know it is kind of early, but we are ready...

The sheep were stuck in the barnyard for a short while when the temps were below zero.

They are happy to be back out in the fields. We have been able to keep Emmet with the ewes. He is a mild mannered Ram and it is just easier to keep him with the ladies.

Emmet, had to come over and see what I was up to-I just had to take a shot of that face!

The Tunis Ram, is in the barn-I don't trust him outside in the barnyard.  He wouldn't be too happy about all of the ewes being in the field,  and I don't think the fence has enough of a charge to keep him where he belongs.

We do have a few Tunis ewes that are in the barn in the next stall over, so he is not alone. We are waiting for them to lamb.

This guy is growing like a weed! It wasn't easy getting a usable shot, he was all over the place.



We are tired of winter, but I do have to admit, not as tired as we were last year! This has been a much more friendly winter, thus far!



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15 comments:

  1. Good Luck with lambing 2015, Sandra. I hope spring finds you soon.
    We have had a week of unbelievably nice weather. Yesterday was 62* here. Cooler today and the wind is howling.

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    1. Thank You Robin. Just two more to go in the colder weather. Hoping for some really nice weather in April for our main lambing season. it is always a toss up!

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  2. Oh love the little guy and Emmet sure is a looker:) Hug B

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  3. Love the photos. And you are right. We are getting much less snow (thankfully).

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  4. They look like the weather doesn't other them at all. I love seeing your pictures!

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    1. Tracy,
      Thank you!
      They handle cold pretty well-if we stay above zero, I don't have too much to worry about.

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  6. Hi Sandra, found you on the Home Acre Hop and enjoyed your blog. I love reading about country life and followed you on google+. I am also from Michigan, up near Houghton Lake, where are you at? I am trying to learn some homesteading skills.

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    2. We are a couple of hours South of Houghton Lake. It is very nice up there!
      I will stop by your blog! Thanks for following the farm-will be happy to return the follow :)

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  7. I love the color of that Tunis lamb. And Emmet! What a face!
    We had a small flock of dorpers for awhile. The ram was AWFUL and is one of the reasons we no longer have the flock.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

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    1. Yes, Rams can be awful! Our BL's have been pretty docile, we still pay attention when we we are around them, because they can be pushy, especially during breeding season. We purchased the Tunis and they are much more aggressive, I think. The one we have now is okay with us, so far-but not with any other males-sheep or goats.

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