N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Monday, May 23, 2011

Does Anyone Have Plans for The Ark?

This has surely been the wettest spring that I can remember for a long time.  We have had rain almost every day in May and the last two weeks of April as well.  The grass is green and lush, but I am having to limit the time that the sheep spend on it.  I don't want them carrying a heavy load of worms or bloating.  I have some great spring shots taken when the rain stopped for a minute or two and a new one of my grandson. We have even had several Baltimore orioles at the hummingbird feeder this year for the very first time. Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Finally No Rain

We have been deluged with 12 straight days of rain and finally today it stopped for a few hours and the sun briefly came out.  The sheep have been cooped up in the barn and have been none too happy about it either.  Last week they were outside running around eating grass and now they have to be content with hay.  The youngest came down with pneumonia but is recovering nicely.  He just isn't very thirsty.  He is mostly a bottle lamb, so I need to get out some more nutri drench and get his tummy feeling better again. Gil was out briefly with the camera and took some great shots.  The rest of the lambs are doing great and the bfl crosses are simply gorgeous.  What a difference from last year's problems.  Enjoy the picks.