Today I made the mistake of letting Lambchop and his good buddy Liam Lamb out into the backyard. I figured with all of the lush green grass they would enjoy that. As soon as I turned my back, they made a dash for my tulips and quickly polished them off! I was not happy.
The critters are getting spring fever for sure, and so am I. The weather has been so beautiful for this time of year. Soon I’ll have the sheep and Dollie Llama sheared. Today was vet day for the dogs, for their annual checkups and vaccinations. I’ll be worming Liam and Lambchop this weekend, and trimming feet where necessary.
Lambchop is doing very well in this mild winter. He feels that he has grown a prize-winning coat yet again. I wonder how he’ll spend his winnings this year?
Liam the Icelandic sheep needed his little hooves trimmed, and apparently was not in the mood for it. He was very feisty, and I had a hard time getting him to hold still long enough to trim the 4 hooves. I gave him extra grain as a reward when I finally finished. Besides the normal trimming when he is sheared in the spring, I
Dollie Llama, Robin the Horse, Hershey the Donkey all had a nice Christmas. Santa filled their stockings with all kinds of goodies and lots of carrots. They are looking forward to much happiness in the new year. It’s been hard to have fun with all the mud, but as the weather gets colder and the ground freezes, they’ll be back to normal. Right now
The wet weather gave way to cold and a little snow this week. The deep mud has a solid crust on top, which makes things a little easier. It is not pleasant doing chores in the mud. Dollie Llama hates getting muddy. Robin the horse doesn’t seem to mind too much, and appears to have rolled in the mud. Little Hershey (the donkey) has
The critters are much happier with cooler weather and no bugs to contend with. They are still on pasture. When the deer hunting season starts, I keep all the critters close to the barn and give them hay to keep them happy. I can’t risk them being out on pasture when people are shooting at deer. Robin the horse is happy that he got
Several pumpkin plants came up by themselves in Liam’s pasture. He was careful to not eat the plants as they grew, and before I knew it, he had over 13 pumpkins! He is now eating the plants, as I harvest the pumpkins.