We are getting some pretty good showers now, Hopefully it is enough to get rid of the shedded hair that is hanging on. There is enough thunder that I had to let my brave boy Lance in to sleep in the house since it is thundering, He has scratched a good bit of paint off the door due to storms.
Lucy is due today, she is the daughter of Miranda and a black head Dorper ram. She always twins, bred to Ringo, she has beautiful lambs. I have their daughter that I’ll breed to Cooper. Lucy has the shaggy wool rug on her back, like a Dorper, but her daughter has a lovely hair coat. Lucy looks like she is in labor. I’m watching from inside, in recliner, drinking coffee. I hope she has another ewe!
Take an old gate with fading red paint, add sheep and what do you get? PINK SHEEP!
I opened the gate to the pasture and the dogs ran out to make rounds. The sheep stayed where they are. They aren’t starving, not hungry, they are content, satisfied and ruminating. That puts a smile on my face.
Cookie, young ewe with black head from her Dorper grandfather, decided to go graze and walked to the gate. Nobody got up.
Cookie hesitated a bit then came back. LOL That’s her on the left.
Hope Lucy gets with it fairly quick and gets the lambing done before it gets hotter today. After reading @Ridgetop 's journal, and all the problems she has had and I agree it could very well be the heat sapping the reserve strength the ewes have to lamb, I hope that Lucy does it fast and before it gets any hotter there today.
I could not do what you all do with the heat. It is bad enough here when we hit 90 and the humidity is up. At least for the most part our nights cool off to the 70's most of the time. Cannot imagine day after day of 90-100+ degrees like you get. Just can't . I will take the snow and cold for a few months....
It has got to be nice to see that the sheep are that full and content now.... and your pocketbook is going to thank you in the long run.....as well as them being healthier....They look "REAL WORRIED' about getting enough to eat