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Well its supposed to be 54 and Rainy today. Its a nice break I'll take it! Just the other day it was only 9 out when I woke up. My body hates the drastic temperature changes, I always get headaches, and stuffy noses. New baker creek seed catalog came in the mail the other day. Started flipping through it, marking what I would like to order for the spring garden. Not that I need to rush....cant plant anything until mid may 🙄 but it gives me something to look forward to.
Had a huge problem with weeds in the garden last year, and by weeds I mean the grass practically reseeded its self, It was crazy, so we are going to try and burn the garden this year. To kill off the grass and any remaining seed. The grass in the garden grew better then the grass in the pastures lol
Almost done with my first semester of school, just a couple more exams then I will be on "vacation" untill january, when my new semester and new classes start. I took a lot more classes next semester so I am going to enjoy my relaxing break because I am going to get even more busy.
The sheep are doing well, still fat and happy. Chickens still not laying but whatever, I put christmas lights on the chicken coop instead this year. Neither me or hubby wanted to climb up on the metal roof on the house and attempt to hang them :hu So the chickens are looking quite festive!
 

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I got my Baker Creek catalog today too! I love that catalog. My 2019 garden was a flop, but the ragweed and lambs quarters didn’t let me down! They were over y head. The Sheep liked them. Hope burning the garden works for you.
 

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Yep, Meyer is really good with information about the breeds, their website is great.
 

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Well, I have one more exam left to do, then I am done my first semester. Next semester is going to be a bit rough as I took some extra classes.
Looking forward to Lambing in Jan, yet nervous as this is only our second time. I got the heat lamps ready should I need them. And I have some coats for the lambs. I need to learn to sew my own, how hard can it be?
I will definitely have this forum book marked on my phone incase I need to ask questions, and my vet is on speed dial 🤗
We have slowly been building up a lambing kit of all the things we might need. When researching what to include, I found that it can vary quite a bit depending on the person. So we are taking bits and pieces from what others recommend and building our own. Hopefully I dont need any of it.
Most of the snow melted off with all the warm rain we had. Wheelbarrow pushing is much easier without 2 feet of snow in my way :)
 

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I've made a ton of cheap coats out of velcro and synthetic felt fabric. Tought about selling some, but they aren't as fancy as others. =/
Used a dog coat I had for the pattern. Only sewing needed is for the velcro.
I toss them onto moist newborns, they're dry the next day. People hate felt, but I haven't had any issues. :hu
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Added more pics to my previous post and to this one.
The felt doesn't need stitching around the cut edges, which helps make them easy.
I also added fabric paint to them of the alphabet to better ID them from a distance.
I use bright blue so they are obvious.
Made the velcro, I think, 3" long. So, they can be shrunk or expanded as needed the first week.
I don't remember what I had them listed for, possibly $5 or a bit less.
So far, for all of mine, mutts included, the bottom edges end just right to not cover the pizzle on rams.
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