Saturday, February 09, 2008

wait, wait, wait

Are you tired of waiting?
Do you secretly walk into the barn hoping to find a new lamb?
We all know it's not time yet....but do you grab under your ewes to see how long it will be?
I really don't know what you are doing reading this silly blog.
I don't seem to have any brilliant plans to improve my sheep, their fleece, or my bottom dollar.
I'm not full of great pie-in-the-sky advise about how your can make improvements to your sheep either.
I don't even have photos right now.... My camera is full of them....but they just haven't hopped onto my computer yet.
Oh well, I'm boring and bored.
Some of my blog links are absent too....Some of them have lovely photos....but not of lambs....and so I'm not excited about those blogs either.
I did have a good friend suggest the type of shears to buy, and offer to come show me how to cut that old dirty fleece off my ewes....and eventually my rams. Thanks for friends!
I find I am looking forward to doing just a ewe or two on a day or two.
The thought of having a big shearing with all the physical catching and pulling and pushing of sheep and fleeces....and meals....and all that comes of having every sheep sheared in a week when they all have to be kept dry and safe.....Those thoughts now cause me anxiety....I'm looking forward to NOT having a big shearing day...or two as my sheep numbers are so high.
Wheee! I'll be free of waiting for the shearer to fit me in....I'm free of paying a shearer who won't trim hooves if they need it....who won't worm the sheep as he goes. Who won't come back for months if some sheep is sick or wet. I can pay for more hay instead of buying gas for a shearer who lives hours from my barn.
Sometimes things work out the way they are supposed to.
Even if they work out kind of funny in our minds.
We need to adapt....to do the best we can for the person we are.....the place we live in....and the times of the days.
Five months of gestation....exposure sometime in September?
September, October, November, December, January, February.....If a ewe was bred on the first day of September....she would have already had a lamb. If she was bred on the 15th day of September....She would have already had a lamb.....So assuming some ewe bred when exposed in September is going to have lambs in February....I maybe should go out to the barn again.....
Wow....I hope it warms up soon!

3 Comments:

At 4:39 PM, Blogger Corinne R. said...

I will be watching your blog for lambie pictures so I can get my fix. I won't be seeing spots here until May :(.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger Nancy K. said...

I read your "silly blog" because I love you and want to see what you've been up to...

 
At 5:50 AM, Blogger Karen B. said...

Hey friend, I read your blog because you're the one who got me started with these crazy little sheep! And I enjoy your wisdom and insight, too.

 

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