My Dad brought his tractor up and we put out a new bale of hay for the ewes this morning. They are very happy to have a 'full plate' and it's satisfying to have that done. The sheep eat allot during cold weather like this. Everything went pretty smooth too with putting out the bale. The tractor started, gates weren't frozen to the ground and the bale loaded and unloaded smoothly from the bale buggy. The only glitch was clumsy frozen fingers trying to manipulate gates and latches, jacks and chains and hooks!
I also filled mineral feeders for the ewes and put a protein block in with the old ram, Blue and his son Lanny. Blue is looking a little rough around the edges so I'm hoping this will help him out.
Lastly Boone is excited to show you the latest in Dogue de Bordeaux fashion apparel! Tired of seeing him shivering and looking pitiful (and I'm not sure how much of this is real or put on, because he wants to come in the house so bad--I have my suspicions), I pulled my zip up sleeveless jacket out and tried it on him.
It actually fits pretty good, but needs the back sides taped or something so they don't hang down so much. I think Ashley was making fun of him, but at least he left it on. They did wear me down though and are in the house now. It's pretty crowded with wall to wall critter beds and dogs and cats, all hunkered around the stove.