Walter was moved also, leaving the Cotswold ewe with the little heifer calf, Kylie, for company. Quinn, the Blue Faced Leicester was moved out of the main ewe pen as well. The only rambs left to move are the ram lambs born in May last year. They are in with the Nubian and Angora goats to keep them warmer in their barn. The Nygerian Dwarf goats need to be moved after February and the little Pygora and Angora bucklings moved in with the rams for the summer. Ideally they should have their own pen since they require higher amounts of copper than sheep. I do have a pen they could go in actually, so maybe I will do that.
I tried to put the heifer calf in with the donkey, but he bit her neck and tried to breed her, so that did not work at all. Poor little baby girl! The donkey is not full sized, but not miniature and is bigger than the calf by half again.
Travis helped with the moving of the rams. When he is not here any longer, I will have to hire some strong young teens to give me a hand moving the rams in and out of the pens, in the fall and out in the spring. Then after that, I spent some time cleaning the hay and manure out of the sheep pen and Travis finished that job since he has tons of experience and is a much better operator than I am.
Then I went over to the Inn and fed the guests a supper of spiced lentils, baked ham, beaans, okra and broccoli. They particularly enjoyed the ham and the lentils. I brought some ham over for Travis since he worked a little harder today moving the rams and cleaning the pen. It is only 9 pm, but I did not sleep very well last night and I think I will turn in early tonight. I do have to be up at 6 30 again to make breakfast for the guests. They are here until Friday and are actors working with the school at Frog Lake.
Who would have thought moving the rams would be so tiring. Zzzzzzzz…..