Today was our sheep maintenance in anticipation of upcoming shearing. This involves trimming hooves, checking condition, looking at wool quality, assessing conjunctiva color, and giving copper. We started with our old ewe Amanda.
And we ended with a total of 16 sheep with our wether Bambam.
There were no surprises (which is good), but old dwindling flock is getting old. Our sheep now range from almost 7 to almost 16 years old.
In other news, Tom got his trailer finished, and the maiden voyage was him taking metal to be scrapped and made $70 from it.
After finishing the trailer, he had been working on the garage that houses my treasured CB550 motorcycle and the “truck of my dreams”. You can barely see him in the upper middle of the photo.
Marji is now in the alleyway. The cows are mooing to each other, wanting to be together, but they are not jumping fences, which is good. Marji is doing better in that she is not shivering and no diarrhea. But her left rear leg is still painful. We are still hoping it is just sprained from mating and not something more serious.
Today we noticed that one of our “peachicks” was fanning its tail feathers. Here is a poor quality quick photo of it.
And here it is fanning its feathers in response to Ryeleigh’s advances. So I think we may have a young peacock, which would be great.
I was able to plant peas, radishes and spinach in our garden. Plus I started seeds of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, chicory, and parsnips in our greenhouse. It was very spring-like today. I hope it holds up.
That was our day. Nice to have the sheep maintenance over for another 6 months. I feel like we got a lot done today.