Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pasture Happenings

In the Spring, the grass grows faster than the animals can keep up. Over the years, the Thistle and Burdock have taken  hold of some parts in the pasture. So for those two reasons, the fields were mowed this year. 12 hours of mowing! It was a big job, but hopefully it will help eradicate some of the unwanted weeds.

This guy doesn't need a bottle, but Delaney still occasionally gives him one. He always comes running when he sees us out in the pasture.

The lambs are growing like weeds.....

We do not get many goat pics, at least not many good ones. They tend to be busy bodies, and don't stay in one place long.

As you can see, this boy didn't get his horns done this year. We were able to get his sister disbudded, but his were at a size that I worried about scurs, so we just left them.

I am not quite sure what she was interested in, but something was keeping her attention.

This is one of our new Romney lambs, I think she looks like an Ewok!  Too cute!

This is one of our new Border Leicester ewe lambs, that we bought at the Sheep Sale in Ohio.

The new sheep were in the barn penned up, but were let in the barnyard this week. After another week or so, we will put them in the pasture with the other sheep.

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  1. There was a time here in Tennessee when it was against the law to let thistles grow on one's property, but now, the seeds are bought in bulk and put in feeders for song birds which spread them allover, everywhere. These same folks (bless their hearts) go to their favorite grocery store and wonder at the price of food grown by someone fighting those thistles. I think we have some Zombies on our hands for real.
    Have a great day, anyway! ;)

    1. :) The thistle and burdock wreak havoc on the wool. We try to keep it from at least seed heading out.

  2. Mowing makes a huge difference. Lambs look great :-).

  3. Don't you just love this time of year? Plenty of food for the sheep and goats! I love "visiting" your pasture.
    Kathi at Oak Hill Homestead

    1. Yes, it is nice, much easier now winter chores are but a memory!! :)

  4. Lamb look so cute, but I haven't seen the real animal though...

  5. Boy the lams sure are growing fast! We bought the 5 acres next to us this past spring. We have battled getting the weeds under control. Hoping it will help our property.


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