Over the weekend the cold weather continued. Another inch or two of snow fell here at Wild Rose Farm. The snow is definitely preferable to rain and mud, so I'm not complaining. All the better for the fleeces, my dear! Current temperature as this is being posted is 15 degrees F. The ewe lambs are looking pretty good now. We still have a few to sell --- twin Dorset x Rambouillet crossbreds.
For anyone looking at equipment, you'll notice the horizontal bars on the round bale feeder. We ended up with one of these because the lambs always go through the feeders with the vertical bars. This is actually sold as a goat feeder. http://www.sydell.com/ If you know lambs(or goats for that matter), you know that they climb to the highest point and then you have "droppings" on top of the hay. Not very tasty and it's a waste of good hay!