We lost old Danielle in early February. She had yet another TIA type episode and deteriorated through that night into severe respiratory distress so she was euthanized early the following morning. She almost made it to 11 years. We have a few other oldies who are hanging in there but winter is pretty hard on old animals even when they have good food and shelter.
Natasha was not handling the cold at all well, particularly the multiple days below 0 so I moved her to the wool shop. She's thrilled and wonders why she didn't know about this place years ago. She took right to the kitty pan although she had never seen one before and doesn't even look at the door.
The dyed Cotswold I most recently sent to Acorn Works returned and looks great! It practically spins itself and makes yarn that reminds me so much of a flannel shirt that I just had to name it.........
We've gone through the flock and given all the bred ewes their booster vaccinations so they have time to put lots of antibodies into their colostrum. We've ground corn, hauled hay to the lower barn and Andy's begun the arduous task of cleaning out the barns. We normally do this earlier in the winter but the below zero temps were mighty discouraging to that sort of work. He can't reach the field he wants to spread on nor does he want to take the time to spread each load so he's stockpiling the dirty bedding for later. The material from the lower barn can be stashed in the unoccupied feed bunk but the ram barn litter has to sit outside for a while. We're jokingly calling it Mount Crap-sta.
But the very best part of the whole winter was last weekend when our KY family Sara and Tim came to adopt Burrnie! He is going to live at Equinox Farm and be a permanent resident of Punkin's Patch.
Lucky, lucky lamb. He went in style Sunday morning. Travel accomodations looked so cozy I wanted to go too. (Well, I wanted to go anyway!)
He rode like a trooper, ate and looked out the window and didn't lay down until they were almost back home!
Talk about rags to riches! Yay Burrnie!!