Monday, August 29, 2016

And The Heat Goes On!

Triplet Ram Lamb Leaving For New Home
The hot & dry weather continues here at Wild Rose Farm. We got some rain in the last 2 weeks, but we're still way behind for the year. The nights are getting cooler, so at least there is some relief. One of our ram lambs was sold recently - he was one of the triplets out of our Rambouillet Ewe #403.
As dry as it is, we moved the ewes onto round bales of hay for now. The pastures are recovering nicely for fall grazing after the rains that we did get lately.
Wild Rose Farm Rambouillet #401 Munching Queen Anne's Lace 
The last grazing stop before heading to the round bales was the "Hospital Pen" along the driveway near the barn. It was last grazed in early June, so the grass (and weeds) were really high.  We always say that sheep prefer weeds & browse over grass and you can see it here ... I had my cell phone with me as the ewes selected their own favorites!
Wild Rose Farm Rambouillet #407 Reaching Ironweed Leaves
Then, WRF #407 "Walks Down" The Ironweed - Yum!

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