Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lamb update

Well the weather around my neck of the the woods is really nice. My sheep love it. if they're not outside, they are sitting in the barn with the door all the way open. I've taken them on walks. the three oldest one's don't like the walks, but the bottle baby can't get to much walking for his taste. There's not much more to say, but I just wanted to let you guys know that my sheep are all doing well. I can't wait for summer!!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Just an update

Well I haven't wrote anything for a long time so I'll update you on what has happened on the farm. Well the lambs who lost their mom are doing just fine. The are now just about best friends with the little bottle baby of mine. All the lambs are weaned so it's a little easier doing chores now. I need to give the last shots of CD/T to the lambs.

I never talked of this before, but We're starting a sheep barn. Right now the sheep are in the cow barn. Lets just say it will be much nicer having their own place. The cows are starting to calve so we need more room. That's always fun even if the cow aren't mine. We now have 4 calves and I think we're expecting about 10. I could be wrong on the numbers, they aren't my cows, but about that many.

It's finally starting to warm up. I can't wait to get the sheep outside. It's fun seeing the babies running up and down the little hills. I have to start shearing soon, because I don't have very many sheep I shear them myself. But it still takes all day. I've sheared my own sheep ever sense I got my first lamb. I think I was 7. So I've been doing it a long time. The ewes don't have to look as pretty because their not show sheep, but the lambs are so they take a really long time to shear.

Well the lambs I'll have to start walking because I have to tone there muscles for the shows. I also have to work with them because in the shows you walk around the ring with them. and you do it with bare hands. Also you have to brace them so that the judge can feel them. It's a lot of hot work getting them use to that.

Well I think that's all I have to say for now. I'll talk to you all later.