Just a short move from the winter feed area down to the corrals to sort sheep and put them out to graze. The dogs were used to keep the ewes from going onto the newly planted field, and to load the corrals. The the older ewes were taken back across the road to their lambing paddock, and the younger ewes were kept in the back pasture.
|Moving the sheep from the winter feed area|
|The view from Mints perspective|
|Ella says these are MY SHEEP|
|Newly planted grass field should like grass soon...|
|Alfalfa root and why it is so hard to kill the stuff and plant something else|
Most of the lambs will lamb in the pasture will no assistance, we try and band and tag the lambs in the first 12 hours. The lambie bus( pulled by an atv) is used if for any reason a ewe and her lambs need to be brought into the barn Usually this is because the ewe has decided she does not want to be a mom and needs to be put into a stanchion( so she cant bump her lambs off and they can eat) until her maternal instincts kick in. Martin and i have a pretty good timing where i use the dog to hold the ewe and he snags her leg with a leg crook. I am sure a video of this would be ammusing as some ewes weigh a lot and things dont always go as planned. Some times i laugh so hard i cant stand up :)
|This flawless sheep move brought to you by Duster and Mint|