Friday, November 9, 2012

Need to do a better job of counting


If I am home all day I turn the Dorper Ewes and Lambs out into the pastures.  In the evenings, they have biological clocks that tell them it is feeding time or if I am early the sound of the mule brings them all to the pen.  They will either be standing by the feeders or next to the gate, waiting for me to fill the feeders.  I make sure to count all the lambs (several times sometimes) to be sure they are all in the pen before I close the gate.  Tuesday night all the lambs were in the pen, no problem.  The dogs were over at the falling down barn barking which they usually do when the cat is in the rafters, didn't think a thing about it.  Well Wednesday morning when I went out the let the ewes out one of the was already out ... must have been her hiding out in the barn .... and she had lamb number 14 by her side, a little ram.  Need to count ewes and lambs when I close the gate.



Neighbors trees are finally getting their fall color


To every one on the east coast suffering from the weather, it was 83 degrees here on Wednesday and in the 60's yesterday, cooling down really fast, sunny today with big white clouds over the Sierras.



8 comments:

  1. I'm glad they were OK after a night out in the barn. We got snow in the mountains here overnight and rain and flurries where we are at 4,100 feet. I felt guilty at my happiness, thinking of the East Coast and how they are suffering. But just the smell of wet earth after so long was wonderful.

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  2. I won't even tell you what the temperature was here yesterday and this morning. And I don't know how you can actually count lambs! It's like counting Mexican jumping beans - or chickens...

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  3. Hello, so happy to hear that they were fine.....gotta count........We are in for a snow storm this weekend....Brrrrr......Blessings Francine.

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  4. Glad mom and baby were okay! Our weather has finally turned cooler, we are supposed to be only in the 50s for highs tomorrow.

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  5. I always have to count a bunch of times :)

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  6. Glad they were okay. Guess you will have to start listening to the dogs!BTW, I always enjoy reading your posts and seeing your pictures.

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  7. Sigh. Hate when the dogs outsmart me around here. Well, Hank at least. If ya get outsmarted by a corgi... ;-).

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