They yard desperately needs to be cleaned up. There are strings and twine from the hay in that were frozen into the snow and ice and are still trapped. Much of any debris was actually cleaned up in the fall, so it is mostly spoiled hay that needs to be raked with the skid steer bucket used backwards, and removed to the woods. I had to wear my insulated coveralls today with the wind whipping the falling snow around. It was cold, but the hose did thaw around four pm and I was able to water the animals instead of using the toboggan and buckets.
If it is snowing on Saturday, the sheep will be wet still and we will have to postpone shearing again. Sigh. They do need to be sheared or at least crutched, that is the dirty wool in the tail/delivery area removed, so the babies are able to suck on the teats and not manure tags. And the sheep are very pregnant and due in a week. Come on Mother Nature...a little cooperation would help!