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2018, Waiting on Lambs! ♡

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Young Sheep' started by secuono, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Sep 13, 2018
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    secuono Herd Master

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    Realized there are two 12ft gate areas for the utility people to fill...So...will have to go to the store either way...

    Ah well. Got the sheep camping tent up, lol and moved the 2 panels into place.

    Haven't eaten since 7, so taking a lunch break. Hoping weather will still be decent enough to pound in tposts, cut gateways and attach panels.
     
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    Whoops, forgot to post pics...
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    Got 3 gates made & hung. But the 3rd one's panel isn't fully in place yet and had to stop installing the rest of them after it, too.
    I need to brace a fenceline, cut the current end section out and then add a new temporary gate divider so the rams stay on their side.

    I think I'll need one more panel to finish the row...So 3, maybe 4 panels need to be bought. Ugh.

    Beat up my toe so many times...Had to stop and rest. =/

    This area sticks out so much because of the future lambing lean-to that will go up at some point.
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    ...using the ladder as a hay feeder...if you were wondering. 20180913_161605.jpg
     
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    I wonder if his stubby legs is from a dwarfing gene or actually bred for...Ewe is the same.
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    I wonder how Piccolo will turn out...:pop
     
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    Finished that tricky spot.
    The last section needs 2 more feet of panel...lol
     
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  6. Sep 14, 2018 at 3:12 PM
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    Got the end done and one gate in the alley.
    Realized then that I cut the gates not the way I originally wanted...

    How they are cut n installed...
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    How I wanted them done. Cut so the holes are vertical, not horizontal. Would of been wide enough for the mower, short enough for LGDs to hop over, but tall enough to keep sheep in and I could of gotten more gates made using less panels...
    Red is post n fencing. Yellow dots cut line. Yellow X open space.
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    Makes sense! You’ll definitely be able to put it to use on the other openings though.
     
  8. Sep 14, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    Only one sheep gate left to make.
    The two other gates are only for when the utility company has to drive down to reach the pole. So those need to be tall and firmly locked 99.9% of the time.
    =/
     
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  9. Sep 15, 2018 at 1:34 PM
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    Got the utility truck gates hung.
    Just have that last paddock gate to do, but I need to replace posts on that fenceline first.
     
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    Ordered clips for the gates.
     
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