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We brought the adult ewes in this morning and wormed those that needed it and pulled fecals from those that we weren't sure about. The parasite load has been high with these ewes but it seems to always be that way after lambing. We are going to bring all of the lambs in tomorrow hopefully for their CD&T shots. They are all pretty tame but I might try to let Lance do his thing since it has been awhile and lambs are always a good challenge.

The way we set our gates up in the holding area, we can open the two gates just a bit and I can stand near the opening. The ewes expect feed and they will come in but since the lambs aren't as comfortable, they won't come in and Lance gets to do what he was bred for. :)

This bunch of lambs are ready to be weaned so I can let the ewes out and walk them down to another paddock and stand by for a few noisy nights.
 

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We had every intention of giving shots this afternoon so I brought all of the sheep in so I could sort them out. About that time, our friend that we buy hay from called and said he was on the way with a couple of round bales. By the time we got the panels set around the bales and forked all of the hay that was left it was time to quit and let the sheep back out. :)
 

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Hay delivery takes the #1 spot!

He still has a day job so whenever he gets time to make a run to our place, we drop whatever we are doing so he can get in and out fairly quick.

We got almost a full month from the last two bales he brought which beats the heck out of the 7-10 days for the first two. Using cattle panels around the bales have cut the waste down to almost nothing. Actually it's one cattle panel and the other is a goat and sheep panel with hay access holes cut into the panels.
 

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The round bale for the sheep has cow panels on 3 sides and half a hog panel on one side. Ringo can't poke his head through the cow panel very far, but he can reach over the hog panel. Plus I pull hay and put it in a wagon.
 

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The round bale for the sheep has cow panels on 3 sides and half a hog panel on one side. Ringo can't poke his head through the cow panel very far, but he can reach over the hog panel. Plus I pull hay and put it in a wagon.

That boy could not have found a better home. :)
 

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We talked to Daughter In Law this afternoon. She said she had been getting a hard time from family before Christmas because she declined to go to a big get together. She has a 6 month old infant, and their oldest son (10 years old) is an insulin taking diabetic so she didn't want the risk since family was coming in from all over. Turns out that 11 members of the get together wound up with Covid so she obviously made the smart choice.
 
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