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but everything survived the temps down in the teens and the Broccoli is started to get heads.
I hope they do well.

I put my broccoli in at the usual time last spring, then we had colder weather than normal. One plant really stunted but eventually did grow, never flowered. The other 5 didn't seem to be affected at all and were far from flower forming time. None of them ever made a central flower head. They all put out the spindly stuff that usually doesn't happen until the central flower head is cut.
 

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Maisy has a fit the few times that the fence has been visited by dogs but one of our neighbors dogs has won her over. My neighbors used to freak out if any of their dogs went down the hill since the previous owner warned them that I shot any dogs that got to my fences. They have 5 Pit Bull rescues that are all as sweet as they can be and they are farm animal friendly.
 

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That is a good picture. It’s good that their pit bulls are friendly, especially to the animals.

I never know whether I can get a clear picture zooming that far - A little over 800'. That dogs name is Frog (h e makes croaking sounds) and he is a big baby.
 

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I took a few pictures when I was down feeding this afternoon. Princess was the last have have her lambs so she is slower getting back into condition. It's easy to give her an extra ration since she comes in with the dogs still. We are planning a little earlier than last time so hopefully have it done before the hottest weather hits here. The replacement lambs that we are keeping will be separated from the rest since they won't be bred until next year. We are also keeping 3 of the ram lambs that have the best confirmation to see how they mature.
 

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I took a few pictures when I was down feeding this afternoon. Princess was the last have have her lambs so she is slower getting back into condition. It's easy to give her an extra ration since she comes in with the dogs still. We are planning a little earlier than last time so hopefully have it done before the hottest weather hits here. The replacement lambs that we are keeping will be separated from the rest since they won't be bred until next year. We are also keeping 3 of the ram lambs that have the best confirmation to see how they mature.
I love all the light and air in your barn, Mike! The sheep and dogs look great...very sleek and conditioned well. I'd love to have a flock that looks like yours! Wish you lived closer....I'd buy one of your rams, be it a lamb or an older stud you are selling.
 

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I love all the light and air in your barn, Mike! The sheep and dogs look great...very sleek and conditioned well. I'd love to have a flock that looks like yours! Wish you lived closer....I'd buy one of your rams, be it a lamb or an older stud you are selling.
It’s worth the drive! LOL LOL
 

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I never know whether I can get a clear picture zooming that far - A little over 800'.
800'? That is an excellent picture at that distance.
Mel, 5 gallon bucket. Looks like you could slide it right under him and not touch a hair.

It’s worth the drive! LOL LOL
Probably about 2 hours closer than you are Bay );
 

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I love all the light and air in your barn, Mike! The sheep and dogs look great...very sleek and conditioned well. I'd love to have a flock that looks like yours! Wish you lived closer....I'd buy one of your rams, be it a lamb or an older stud you are selling.

Thank you. We are happy but culled a whole lot of sheep to get here. We still have a ways to go but I guess that goes for everyone.
 

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800'? That is an excellent picture at that distance.
Mel, 5 gallon bucket. Looks like you could slide it right under him and not touch a hair.


Probably about 2 hours closer than you are Bay );

That bucket on Mel's left is where they make me sit while they eat. I couldn't leave them alone to eat when Mel first got here so I sat to make sure Maisy wouldn't attack him. Of course, that was one of those things that didn't work out like I wanted and now that they don't fight anymore, I can't go out and do water or anything else because if I get up and walk out, they stop eating and follow me.
 
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