Friday, April 24, 2015

Waterlogged




We are in our second round of lambing. We are having better weather than we did in March, but it has been WET!

Sunday,  we decided to bring the lambs that were born on pasture (1-4 days old) into the barn with their mothers. It was pouring rain and 40 degrees,  with a prediction  of 30 degrees at night. The lambs do not have much wool growth, so we decided it was better to be safe than sorry.

It was quite a task, to catch them (yes, they are fast) and then carry them to the barn with the ewes following-one set at a time. When we were finished, we were all soaked! But, I slept better that night, knowing they were all cozy in the barn, out of the pouring rain.

Today, we docked tails, gave shots, and will put them in the barnyard. The weather is suppose to improve, so they will be back out on pasture by Monday.

The weather never seems to want to cooperate! We have about 10 more ewes to go, along with a few goats. Let's hope Mother Nature is kind to us.


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10 comments:

  1. That does make it hard! We have had a lot of rain here, as well, and are expecting more this weekend. It's making it hard for me to plant my garden!

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    1. We have a few raised beds that need cleaned out-we don't usually plant until end of May.
      Good Luck with your garden :)

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  2. Was just mentioning to hubby that it's perfect pneumonia weather. Here's hoping that all goes well:)

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    1. Yes, we try to keep them outside, but sometimes that just doesn't work out.

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  3. Best wishes on the lambing left to go! I bet it was a job catching all of them to put them in the barn.

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  4. Glad you were able to corral everyone into the barn! Our weather here in the Portland, Oregon area has been so erratic; one day it was 60 degrees, the next day 81, then 59, etc. Best wishes on the remaining ewes!

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  5. Bless you for getting them in the dry barn. I am sure you all slept better. You sure are a pro at this. Aren't you glad you don't have to burn little horns off?

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    1. Yes, I am glad the sheep do not need disbudded We have a doe we need to disbud, and I am not looking forward to it.

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