The pre-lambing Farm Day overlapped with Stitches West this year so some of our members who thought that they were lacking in yarn stash chose shopping over barn cleaning. We still had a good crew and we finished our scheduled chores in just a couple of hours. (Dona was shopping so thanks to Lisa for some of these photos.)Lisa, Cindy, Alison, and Stephany came early and helped with barn cleaning and vaccinating. Betty came later and we skirted fleeces.
We gathered the ewes in the barn for vaccinating.Some are looking quite large. We checked the ewe lambs using the FAMANCHA scoring card and dewormed those who were marginally anemic.
Amaryllis can always count on Lisa for scratches. Faulkner was fired up after yesterday’s tryst with Donna, who I put in his pen for breeding. Alas, it was just us Farmers today, no hot ewes.Betty and I worked on some fleeces in the afternoon… …and took a break to give the ewes a treat. This was a short day as Farm Days go because everyone had other places to be (including me who met up with several out-of-state cousins who came to Berkeley for a birthday gathering) but it was beautiful morning to enjoy with friends.Even though we didn’t work all that hard, somebody got tired out.