Lambchop is my large, elderly sheep. I am very fond of him, as are most visitors to Frolic Farm, because he is such a sweet animal. I had the vet out for the normal spring exams and vaccinations, and I had her take a look at Lambchop. He seemed to have lost weight, but was still eating. While the vet was examining him, he
Today, Lambchop, Liam, Lucky, and Lassie will lose their heavy coats. Spa day for the sheep! Not only will they be sheared, they will also have a pedicure (hooves trimmed), vaccination, and worming. I’ll give them each a treat of carrots afterward. They don’t seem to mind it much, and do seem relieved to be rid of the heavy fleece. Normally, shearing would occur
Lassie was off her feed for a few days, so I treated her for bloat, since I couldn’t find anything wrong with her. The next day, she seemed fine and eating well again. Maybe the winter just got her down. Her twin sister, Lucky Lamb, has always been bigger and stronger. She is thriving. Hopefully, Lassie will be ok for the rest of the
A couple weeks ago, I had all 4 sheep sheared. I had their hooves trimmed, gave them CD&T vaccines, and wormed them too. They really got the works! Lucky and Lassie (twin Jacob ewes) were very cute after I turned them loose again in their paddock. They looked intently in each other’s face, as if they could hardly recognize each other after the haircut!
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