Sunday, January 19, 2014

More January Cold Weather .....

Wild Rose Farm Dorset Ram With Ewes
Well, another weekend and the temperature dropped again.  We're in the teens now.  Here is the last round bale that we put out before the new couple of inches of snow, winds, & dropping temps.  That's the new Dorset ram out front ..... he ambled closer to see what was going on, but then went back to the group.  He's still young enough that he usually is in the back of the flock.  Being a Dorset, he's easier to spot in this flock since Dorsets are "white" with less lanolin than the Rambouillets.
And here are the distracted ewes a few minutes later.  All it takes is a little shelled corn in the feed bunks and you can get some work done without sheepy interference!
Wild Rose Farm Winter Ewes
And what do the ear tags tell us?  Yellow ear tags = crossbreds, Apricot ear tags = Rambouillets, White ear tags = Dorsets.

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