|Katy and Duster ready for work!|
|Anticipation is making us wait!|
The new seeding requires that the irrigation be moved every 3 hours. Just when you start doing something it is time to move water. The subbing irrigation ditch is starting to rise, and the culverts need to be kept clear, or they will flood the field. The ditches were not used last year due to no irrigation water, and this is causing much of the problem.
|Marty supervises the Job|
James works the shovel
With this extra work the past few days we often come in and get the kids up, then they are on their own to get breakfast and get their chores done. Today James moved the wheel line, so his dad could re attach the sections of wheel that are dropped as it is moved across the irregular shaped field. Katy drove the atv while i tagged lambs. James also helped his dad clear ditch culverts. The kids LOVE to help pull lambs. I will get the lamb most of the way out, and the let the kids finish it.
A few years ago i came home from town and James came running up to meet me as i got out of the truck. He had blood on one arm past his elbow. James could not wait to tell me how he held a prolapsed uterus in place while his dad fitted the prolapse harness. Happy to see not one prolapse yet this year, but it is good to have a 1st grader with skills!
Both kids found ways to entertain themselves for hours while we worked. My dad was here for a week from Montana and that was an Incerdible help to us. Gpa took the early shift to check for lambs, dug culverts, and chaffauerd kids to school and baseball. He will be missed this week!
|Please mom we will feed them!|
|Looking forward to having lambing BEHIND us :)|