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.


  1. Let the world take a turn and things will be better. I'm very impressed you do your own shearing; that's hard work. Do you also spin the wool?

  2. I really don't do much with my wool, it's not the best for spinning. I wish I did, but I don't. I think it would be fun to spin, but at this time I really don't have the time to do it. Maybe in a few years. With what I do with my sheep the wool doesn't have time to get long. I show them in shows where they get slick sheared.

  3. Hey, great to hear the lambs are doing well and weaning has happened and soon showing and all of that fun will start. A sheep, even I don't have one of those. You are a lucky girl! I'm also impressed you do your own shearing. It is hard work and it takes me just about all day to do one myself. Makes the shearer seem very amazing when he comes and shears 50 in a day for us.

  4. yeah it takes me forever to shear, but I still do it myself. :D Yeah I'm so happy to have a sheep barn.