Saturday, February 5, 2011

ice rain day


Blogger Kitchen Mama said...

That picture just says it all. Blech.

February 5, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Same here. Coveralls came off me and went right into the dryer, along with not one but two pairs of sopping wet fleece gloves.

February 5, 2011 at 7:22 PM  
Blogger windhaven farm said...

The ultimate bad hair day, if you ask me.

February 5, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Bonniejean said...

what cute little legs and shaggy bod. i love this picture!

February 5, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

And then we had thunder and lightning, too. Between that and the snow sliding off the roof, the cats are convinced Armageddon is at hand.

February 5, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger treehuggers kitchen said...

We had thunder last night, too. It was snowing/slushing/sleeting outside. Hubby and I were in bed, and we heard what we thought was a plow truck go by...definately not a plow truck. We had several good rolls of thunder. I've lived in Maine all my life, and I've never seen (heard) anything like it. weird.

February 6, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Like Kitchen Mama said that picture says it all. I will be so glad when spring gets here so the sheep and you can get some breaks.

February 6, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger City Sister said...

Good thing he has such a beautiful fleece. He looks sad and wet, but at least wool is nice and warm.

February 6, 2011 at 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She needs sone thick wool knitted leg warmers to cover those skinny little legs!

February 6, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

You know, probably underneath all that sodden fleece she's still pretty warm. Sheep are supposed to be pretty hardy, and wool retains eighty percent of your heat even when it's wet, so she's probably pretty toasty.

She just looks miserable.

February 6, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Charles said...

She is not wet, the outside layer of wool is damp, but the lanolin makes the water just run off.

Keep her fed, to keep her furnace going and she will be awright.

February 6, 2011 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger E said...

Seeing that your ewes have such long fleeces may I suggest trimming their rear wool and in front of their hind legs towards their udder. See Storey's guide under "crotching".

Do it a few weeks before lambing - it gives you an opportunity to be close to the ewes in a non stressful situation.

February 6, 2011 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

These sheep are natural easy lambers whose offspring are up and nursing quickly. In their native land they lamb out doors without any clipping or human presence at lambing time.

February 6, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Nellie from Beyond My Garden said...

Isn't that a Scottish Blackface sheep?

February 6, 2011 at 9:01 PM  
Blogger CallieK said...

My friends and I decided to drive from Toronto to Buffalo yesterday to do some shopping and hit that storm head on. It's normally a 2hr hour drive but by the time the weather hit our side of the border it was full on blizzard and the roads were a mess so it took more like 3.5 hrs. Thankfully we had pre-booked a hotel for the night so we did all our shopping today. Best of all = I found one copy of Made From Scratch at Borders so I bought it!

February 7, 2011 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

E- that is good advice, because even if the sheep don't need it, I could see all the stuff happening to their back ends that might mean they are due to lamb anytime. I don't know if it's possible, depends on weather and if I can cobble together a holding pen post snow melt and pre lambing

February 7, 2011 at 6:54 AM  

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