This is the blog for our little farm in Skagit county. Here we have Shetland sheep and Nigerian Dwarf goats. In addition we have donkeys, cattle, pigs, chickens, geese, and peafowl. The blog describes the weekly activities here.
Today I sheared three goats and four sheep. The goats are a white pygora (pygmy-angora cross), a grey angora and a black cashmere. The sheep are all Shetland- 2 grey, one moorit (brown) and one cream-colored. I was getting quite tired on the last sheep and I ended up cutting him (Reuben) in the neck area and having to stitch him back up. I feel horrible.
In addition I trimmed all the goat hooves and gave them all shots and wormed the ones that appeared anemic. I wasn’t able to catch one of the does, and I didn’t even try to catch the bucks. My buck Cody is impossible to catch in a field without two people so I’ll wait until Tom can help me.
I took a hot bath afterwards and then my husband gave me a back rub (after he got off work) so I’m feeling a little physically better now.