After the Christmas flurry has settled down, it is time to get back to work. The first task was moving the last bunch of hay loft chicks out of their weasel-protected pen. Above is them on Christmas Eve before the move with their mom. It is hard to get a good photo of them as they are moving the whole time, but I do like the variations in their colors and patterns.
Yesterday we moved them into the general population. Their mother immediately left them on their own. They are a little freaked out in this photo, I think.
But this morning she was watching over them again.
For Christmas my mom and stepdad got us a rubber mat meant to go in front of the barn to limit the mud. We placed this quite heavy mat yesterday. The sheep, including Diddley, were nervous about walking on it at first. Today a few of them are trusting it. But hopefully it will limit the mud in their path from the barn to their pasture. There is a cement pad just in front of the door but it is not enough.
I hope your post-Christmas time is relaxing. Happy New Year!