Farm Club members braved stormy weather to make the March Farm Day a fun and productive day. As usual I had more tasks on the list than we could hope to accomplish in the morning but we made good progress.
First on the list was a lesson on using a halter and tying a rope, using a knot that can be easily released. I didn’t mean that the people had to wear halters, but Shelby is always ready for anything.
Everyone helped catch lambs and record the number of horns and whether or not there were any eyelid defects. (Split eyelids are not uncommon in 4-horn sheep.)
Next task: Empty this wagon that has been accumulating electric fence parts and who-knows-what-else for a could of years and sort it.
Good job, ladies! Now the trick is to throw out the true garbage and keep everything else sorted.
Tina, Shelby, and Lily cleaned lambing jugs.
Shelby volunteered to brave the lake and dump the loads.
Can you see the rain coming down in the background?
Shelby holding Shelby, the sheep’s, lamb.
Dona holding her favorite.
Here is the crew ready to have lunch and spend the afternoon in visiting in the warm, dry shop.
Thanks to all of you for your help and cheerful attitude!