Monday, July 1, 2013

Soggy Sheep

It's been raining off and on for six days now.  Obviously making hay is out of the question, but we've filled the time with other tasks.  The lower barn has had a total clean out thanks to hard work by Andy, the lambs going to live in KY have been neutered by the vet and are healing, several fleeces have gone to new owners, pelts have been photographed and put on the website, shopping for the Fourth of July picnic has been finished, house cleaning has been started.

In between showers Holly and I took our afternoon walk.  The sheep are tired of the rain.

We lock them out of the barn during the day to try to keep the barn and bunk drier.  If left to their own devices they would graze until really soaked, decide to come in and shake buckets (literally) of water from their wool onto the bedding. 

This stinks.  Who do I complain to around here?     Says the lamb with the crazy hypnotic (camera flash) eyes.
My black is washing off.....
Hey, the dog's not wet.  How come the dog's not wet too??
She only loves the dog.  She's going to leave us out here till we drown.

You just can't explain some things to a sheep but at least they have a dry place to rest at night.


  1. Tell them they can pack their bags and move to my house, there is plenty of room (20 acres). No rain expected until November. Also no mud. No snow in winter either. Enough sunshine for everyone so be sure to pack lots of sunscreen. BTW it is going to be in the 110's all week.

  2. Soggy everything! I don't know if you do these award things, but I have nominated you if you would like it.

    1. I've never seen this award, but I'm happy that you thought of bestowing it on me. Fun! My first bloggy award.

  3. Ugh. I should do the same. Your sheep are so CLEAN.

  4. Nice clean sheep :)
    Hope you get some sunshine soon!

  5. Rain = green. but it makes really bad haying weather! Your fleeces are not filled with dust!

  6. I love when the sheep talk. ! Lol