2021, Waiting on lambs!

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Looks like even more rain! Ughhh!
Gotta go buy more pellet feed, cause they hate hay so much. 🙄 They see green outside, why must they eat the icky dry hay instead? 🤦🏽‍♀️
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Monday in, Tuesday in until noon, Wednesday out, Thursday in, Friday & Saturday out, Sunday in. Rest of the 2nd week, possibly in. 😱
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From 1pm, we've been to the stores & then outside getting the shelter ready.
Then, wrangling sheep in the dark!
Moved the spotted ram in with the adults, left the ramling & the tiny mature spot ram with the ewes. I'll move the adult tomorrow, but the ramling will be able to get out the pallet used for the LGD pup to get in/out, so he will stay with the ewes.

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Frick!!
Its flooding some!
Tomorrow morning, I'll have to drag in pallets & mats to raise them up out of it. Hopefully, they won't lay in it tonight.
Should have 3.5 days of dry starting Wednesday, so that'll be nice for them.

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Set up a 6hr timelapse for tomorrow.
 

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You should look into putting up a hoop tunnel. We DIY'd a hoop tunnel for our poultry, it is 12x32' so 384sqft and it only cost a little under $800. We skipped the roll up side but you could add them for under $100 and you could also probly build it a bit cheaper as you wouldnt have to put poultry wire on the inside. We built the whole thing over 2 weeks time however 2 people could build the entire thing in 2 days in nice weather with good daylight. We also cut cattle panels in half length wise and used fence staples to put them all around the outside bottom to keep the goats/sheep/cows from going thru the greenhouse plastic, then the poultry wire is on the inside to keep the poultry off the plastic.

They sell the greenhouse plastic in a white if you want less of a shade effect and more of a high tunnel thing, also sell shade fabric that can go onto it for summer. Basically it would be a more permanent version of that carport, the plastic lasts for 3yrs-15yrs+ depending on which one you use. The galvanized poles/pipes will probly outlive you.

Another big benefit is since the ground poles dont go into concrete the entire building can be taken down and re-located if you decide you dont like the location and building on uneven ground makes no difference as the pole height is adjusted to make the building all level or slightly sloping as desired. You could put it where the carport is in the pictures and also....you can make the tunnel as long or short as you want. The price difference in 12x32 vs 12x48 is very minimal. If you dont get snow/high winds the build is even cheaper as you can use 5ft hoop spacing instead of 4ft. Most counties also don't consider hoop tunnels/high tunnels/greenhouses permanent structures so no permit is needed.
 
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