Yesterday was a day of cold rain, to the point it was slushy. Our animals were all shivering, even those in the barn. It was the day we were supposed to get Shaun, our ram for sale, in the barn so his prospective buyer could look at him. I spent 2 hours trying to chase and cajole the rams into the barn in a torrential cold downpour until I finally figured out to move them into the alley on the other side of the barn that they were used to. We got them finally in the barn and then caught Shaun and put him in the pen just as Wendy was arriving. She liked him and bought him, although will not pick him up until June. Here are the rams after we got them all in the pen. They were so cold we left them in there to warm up.
During the ram chase, a delivery truck arrived with our much needed washer and dryer. However they took off as Tom was going to the gate to let them in. I guess they did not want to get rained on. So we cancelled the order from this national chain that was already 2 days late delivering it and was going to be another 3 days. Laundry is piling up so this is not acceptable. So we called a local company Judd and Black and they delivered a new washer and dryer the same afternoon. Now we are washing clothes with mud and/or amniotic fluid on them. The joys of farming!
PS I skirted 3 more Shetland fleeces for sale, including Lewis’. They are at the bottom of http://schoonover-farm.com/our-fiber-for-sale/