Margali's Griffin Wood Ranch

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We got that storm last night, starting around 10:30. It’s gone through but I still hear thunder. Snow ones and a new feed store sounds like a great family outing!

Ever pick the poke for greens? It’s pretty good. Just have to bring it to a boil and pour the water off 3 times, then add bacon or ham and simmer. Bake cornbread, supper!
 

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Finished sheep automatic water trough. REMINDER: Use food grade totes and barrels!
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That sure beats hauling buckets! That looks great! I have one of those totes. I wonder how hard it is to keep clean?
 

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That sure beats hauling buckets! That looks great! I have one of those totes. I wonder how hard it is to keep clean?
I've not had any issues. The lid is black with a center white cap. I took the white cap out and used aluminum mesh to screen hole so it breaths but no bugs. When it runs all the way empty, I spray insides with hose nozzle and add some apple cider vinegar with fill up.

Here's the parts list. I will take a picture of the barrel adapter when I make the next one.
Parts List:
Tote Cap- Double Check Thread Type
Garden Y-splitter brass
Garden 10ft hose
My blue barrel had center 3/4" tap on the white bung lid. They can vary so double check
3/4" F Garden Hose Thread x 3/4" male NPT
3/4" MNPT x 1/2" FNPT
3/4" FNPT x 3/4" FNPT coupler
Float Valve
 

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I'm living in a sheep soap opera! Snip was going crazy flirting with Aria and getting frustrated enough he tried challenging me. He lost but my better knee took some damage. I put him in with Aria. So... Panda is now being crazy ramming the little girls if they are in night pen together. But grazing is okay. 🐑🤷‍♀️🐑

I got both girls in my make shift crush before their dinner. Dash just got dewormer. Pepper got to test my nursing skills. She has a flaky scaly patch on her inner ear that also had a few ticks.
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Second picture is after cleaning before Blu-Kote. Dhe also got dewormer. She's 61lbs at approx 4 months old.
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I’ve never seen anything like that in a sheeps ear. I’ve seen the brown crusty stuff from ear mites in rabbits ears, it only took a few applications of mineral oil to clear it up. But white crud in a sheep ear is something new to me. I’m guessing you’ll have to repeat several applications? Let us know how you treat it and how long before it is gone.

Love is in the air! LOL I’m sure Snip is a very happy boy!
 

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It's a cool, misty morning perfect for hanging out with the sheep.
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Snip is back to his sweet self now he has Aria with him. He also starting to loose his winter coat. Panda has resigned himself to babysitting and settled down. He's figured out if he's mean to the baby girls, I drive him away from the grain.

I also think the smaller inside pen is just too small. Aria and Snip are on that side now and they will not go in except feeding time. Unfortunately, I have to work all weekend so I can't fix it.
 
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