It Was Snowing Again!
Robbie was a little tired after playing ball for 2 hours. I asked him to jump to retrieve the ball held above my head. If he does this, say, 5 times in a row, he is panting, because it is hard work. So, when I was forking the hay over to the sheep, Robbie snuggled down in the soft top and his eyes closed. He wasn't sleeping, nope, no way. He refused to put his head down and give in. It was so cute.
The huge mounds of snow on the roof tops of the sheep and goat shelters and on the old straw bale, look like enormous marshmallows, or dollops of white frosting so thickly spread. And, it was snowing again today, and drifting. Most of the animals did not spend a great deal of time outside, including me and the dogs. When I was feeding the goats, Barbie cat hid in the feeder and Robbie investigated. A bit later, Jade came to check out the goats eating through the fence. I have demised that hay on the ground inside the pen is wasted hay. As soon as the goats step on the hay, they refuse to eat it. One day I dropped some outside the page wire fence and they quite easily stuck their heads through and ate it. It preserved most of the hay as well, so there is now a livestock panel feeder and hay outside the fence. The three sheep temporarily in with the goats for breeding purposes (no, not to the goats, but the Jacob ram to his ewes), can pick enough through the feeder to make it all work. Goat minerals are outside the fence and sheep minerals are inside. That works as well since goats need copper and it is toxic to sheep. At the end of the month the sheep will be back together in their own area and the rams will cohabit in the ram pen, leaving the goats to themselves.
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