Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A February Photo Shoot

February has turned out to be a cold one! Many days of below zero temps!

Delaney is the only one who has been brave enough to venture out with a camera.

The last few days have been cold enough even the woolly ewes have been hiding behind the barn, out of the wind to keep warm. I have left the gate open so they can come and go as they please.


 Here is Ethel, leading the way back out to pasture. She is our oldest ewe, and is considered the Matron of the flock.







They are working their way around to the Round Bale of Hay that is out. We have been feeding square bales in the barnyard as well, so they don't have to venture out if  they don't want to. But they get restless behind the barn, so they usually make at least one trip to the pasture each day.



Lucy and Ethel are often together. These two are a favorite.  They were labeled trouble makers last winter, after  they would "escape" and find their way into the barn, always  knee deep in hay, making a mess of everything. This year they have grown up a little and stay with the rest of the flock. They are having their first lambs this year, we are excited about that.



The poor Romney's have such short legs. They manage to get around, I am not quite sure how. I have wondered on more than one occasion if they were going to venture out too far, and get themselves stuck in the snow.But they have managed to get where they want to go.




Looking forward to March....


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14 comments:

  1. Wintertime is even hard on the wooly ones! They are probably ready for spring too!

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  2. We're getting January temps in February, also. No end in sight and calves due to hit the ground anytime, now. We had such beautiful weather most of the winter. Too many people saying "You just wait, we're gonna pay for this", is my theory for the cause of these frigid temps.

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    1. I hope it warms up for your calving season!! We have two ewes that still haven't lambed, we are hoping they wait. Everyone else is April and I certainly hope it is warmed up by then!

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  3. Great snow shots. It's times like that when I am glad my sheep have wool on their legs too. Only problem is is how short they are.

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    1. Yes, the Border Leicesters do not have the woolly legs They have to keep them tucked under their woolly bodies.

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  4. Beautiful sheep, Sandra, and great photography. I'm glad March won't be long in getting here.

    Fern

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    1. I passed your compliments on to Delaney :) Made her day, thanks!

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    2. I passed your compliments on to Delaney :) Made her day, thanks!

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  5. Love your sheep. They are too cute, and great pics!

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  6. What beautiful creatures. They look so peaceful, almost sacred. It looks like they are dealing well with the snow. You're invited to share this lovely post on The Maple Hill Hop! You can find us here: http://mymaplehillfarm.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-maple-hill-hop-68.html. Enjoy your sweet critters.

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  7. What fantastic photos. It looks like sheep are braver than goats when it comes to snow!

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  8. I love your photos. They are beautiful. Thank you for being part of the (mis)Adventures Monday Blog Hop!

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