- Aug 1, 2011
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- Rineyville, KY
Something I truly missed once the children were no longer in 4-H was the halter training they did on the sheep! So much easier to shear.
I did that to the knuckle on my middle finger several months ago. You will find that the finger joint gets really stiff and painful to bend when the stitches are finally healed. Massage the scar with Vit E cream and bend the finger (you may have to force it to bend) it will gradually go back to normal. Mine is still a little stiff.
Can you do anything abut the sinkhole? It sounds really dangerous. What if you got caught in it while walking in the pasture?
This is the first time in a few years that I’ve purposely halter trained the lambs. I’ve found that they end up decently halter broke whether I put in the work or not since I tend to halter and tie sheep while I’m working them.
I’ve actually stopped tying them for meals now. I had to change things up when I let the ewes back in the barn. Now I shut the lambs into a pen in the barn and put their dishes out in there. Most of them quickly figured out where to go and put themselves in the pen on their own.
The stitches came out 9 days ago. There’s a scar, but the finger is well healed. It’s still a little tender. I’m not sure if that is normal healing tenderness or if it’s sore because I whack it on everything. 🙄
The sinkholes are a problem. I’ve filled some, but they often come back as soon as we have a bunch of rain. I’ve been sticking white fence posts in the smaller ones so I know where they are and so that the sheep don’t step in them. My BIL and I are talking about it I’m thinking that filling them with stone might be a better idea than dirt. That way the water can still drain.