The first photo is of the barn roof during the snowstorm. All we could see was the weather-vane.
The Barn Roof in the Big Snow
[caption id="attachment_653" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Loki, complete with purple oil on his horns where he scraped them playing with the wethers."][/caption]
[caption id="attachment_656" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Too much snow!"][/caption]
- The boys before the attack. Little do they know the shearer will be here Sunday.
- Things are getting back to a sort of normalcy here. The boys are healing, slowly, but making progress. The girls seem to be fine although we won't really know until next month if the stress of the dog attack had any effect on the lambs they carry. Two of the girls, Ailee and her mother, Amanda, have porked up to where I will have to shorten their rations a bit or get them moving more. I may have been working hard during the snows, but the ewes had The Good Life in the barn - eating bon-bons and laying around all day long.
- I remember seeing a sort of treadmill for farm animals on one of those antique-finding shows on TV. Boy, could those girls use one. ;) I wonder if they have a YMCA for sheep???
- And I have started getting ready for spring and summer activities. One thing is for sure...one can not wear one's self out shoveling snow, then do all sorts of housework and cooking. Now that snows are melting fast, the creek is running full-bore, it's time for me to start the projects I set aside during this winter.
- I'm pretty sure the Hired-Hand-With-Benefits (aka the DH) will appreciate a cooked meal now and then. ;-)
- NOTE: Thank you all for asking about the boys' recovery and the court proceedings. Unfortunately, as we are still going through the court proceedings I can not make a comment on them except to say everything is going well. The young man who owns the dogs has, so far, been making restitution for the veterinary expenses. We won't know the complete outcome until sometime in May.