Sheep Maintenance

Yesterday was fall sheep maintenance day.  You can see how much Wilma is enjoying the experience.  We trimmed all their hooves, gave them Nasalgen (nasal live virus vaccine), and administered worming medication.  I was thinking yesterday that since we now get help with shearing, this is probably the hardest work we do on the farm now apart from putting up the hay.  In the process the sheep were evaluated.  No one is pregnant from the ram break out of 4 1/2 months ago and no health surprises.  All of the sheep sickened by the chicken feed episode appear to have recovered completely.  So the sheep are now winterized!


P.S.: My grandparents were both admitted to a nursing home this week (Tuesday and yesterday).  The process began when my grandmother fell at home and broke her pelvis.  So please send healing thoughts and prayers for them to recuperate.


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9 Responses to Sheep Maintenance

  1. Gail says:

    Wilma is a lovely color– mioget? ewe. I will send up my best thoughts for you and your grandparents this week. These transitions are tough.

  2. Donna says:

    Thanks Gail. She is mioget and feisty for a small sheep. Thanks for the best thoughts for my grandparents. It is tough.

  3. Jonathan Bates says:

    Here are some healing thoughts for you and your grandparents. Be Well…

  4. Tina T-P says:

    So sorry to hear about your grandparents – I hope they recover quickly and that they are someplace where you can go visit to cheer them – T.

  5. Teresa says:

    Goodness, I’m just an hour from Des Moines. I do hope they are settled and adjust well and recover.

    • I meant Des Moines, WA (I should have been more clear). They do seem to be adjusting well. Gramma seems to be healing but still not eating well. Grampa is eating well and getting more alert. Hopefully they can improve enough to go safely back home again.

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