Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter 2013

We were visiting at my mother-in-law's last night and she mentioned I hadn't blogged in a while. She is right so here is winter at our house today. I worked the Border Collies on the replacement ewes, we put a new bale in for them to eat and cleaned up the driveway a bit. Here are some pictures...

 Bred ewes watching Len with the could be bringing FOOD!

 Replacement ewes better known as the Brillo-ettes

 Dinner for replacement ewes

 The piles of plowed snow are getting higher!

 Len dreams when he opens his eyes, he will be in Mexico on a beach

 One of the trial fields :(

 Plowing, plowing

 Handsome Sonny

 and the ever elegant Clarice

 Bet yells..I'm coming! Are we going to work again????

 Kip ready for take off

 Handsome Hank

That's all! Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Hay There !

We have decided to sell our haying equipment. Going to take live a little easier so thought I would throw on some pictures of what we have for sale. Phone or email me for prices....

This is the bale wagon and has our water tank in the back so looks a little odd. Easy to transport it that way. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Evening Graze

It has been so hot here that the sheep go out in late evening to graze. There are 6 new replacement ewes and a wether that will be going in with the new ram when he gets here. They fit in like they have always been here.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Patio With A View

Just a nice view from the Spring Trial..gearing up for the Fall Trial in October!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Doe, a Deer

These are 4 of the 24 deer that have been eating the last year's new seeding in the field. They must have come down to the house to pay their restaurant bill. They came over as soon as the snow melted.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Just Feedin' Some Sheep

Since the temperature got up to a balmy -6C, Len decided it was a good day to chop day into the sheep feeder. Sounded good to me because the feeder holds enough feed for about 3 weeks and I feed some bales in between in the barn feeders to keep me in shape!
First things first. Took the dogs for a long walk while Len brought the hay bales up to the feeder. Then we proceeded to chop. Pretty inventive guy I have, we use an old forage harvester than was picked up at an auction for $50, and he built a table to put the bales on to feed into it. There is a "do not cross line" on the table so no one gets sucked into the machine, plus I have a cut off switch that I stand beside while he feeds it in.
It works well, doesn't chop the hay super short so better for sheep digestion and there is alot less waste with feeding this way. Sometimes it hangs up it the feeder so have to check for that daily. Pictures are a bit dark since I took them with the Iphone.


Friday, January 4, 2013

The Ghost

I am known to watch "scarey" shows according to my friends and family. The other night I watched a show about a house that was haunted from a brutal murder in 1915. Off to bed I went and into a nice sleep. At 3AM I sat bolt upright in bed wakened by the sound of a very bizarre sounding "We Wish You A Merry Christmas". Slowly calming myself down, I went through the appliances that could be on..TVs, radio, computer, Nothing was on. I was starting to get a little way was my house haunted. So I willed myself back to sleep. The next morning I woke up and saw the door to the spare bedroom was open. I had put all the Christmas decorations on the bed to be packed away. Bet and Hank had been loose in that half of the house for the night and apparently pushed the door open and snatched the little plush dog that plays a barking rendition of  "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" when squeezed. He is now residing with the other dog toys.