Snowy Day April 2018

This is what our sheep are doing today in the blizzard. You can see Laurie Ellen laying down by the play house, and Truffle (the brown one encrusted with snow) behind her. The rest are sheltering from the high wind by standing behind the playhouse. Good thing they are Icelandics! Not shearing until May. You never know when the snow comes back.

Late snows are one reason we TRY to control breeding so lambs are born when it is warm, to not risk their freezing to death as we’re newborns. Sometimes it works; other times rams break loose from their holding pen and do what they want. Shepherds are prepared to roll with the outcome, when things go according to plan, and when they don’t!

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