It was a gorgeous 65 degrees here today :) That's rather unusual in our neck of the woods. But, we will take all the great autumn days we can get. Yesterday was a fruitless hunting day. Not for lack of effort on the part of our hunting family but no deer in this neighborhood this weekend. Five miles up the road my oldest son saw an 8 point buck in the middle of the road. Of course, he's the non -hunter of the family :)
We installed tub heaters for the sheep and cows today. My milk cow is due to calve in just 30 days. We had a 1/2 inch of ice on the water tubs yesterday morning. She really doesn't like taking a huge gulp of that ice cold water. You can see it hit the calf and the calf gives her a good kick. Can't say I blame her! The water will stay 45 degrees from now on.
The chickens were busy turning the compost pile in the sunshine.
Charlotte was very warm and wallowed in her mud hole for awhile today.
These are two of my very favorite sheep. Chamomile and Penny royal were sired by my very first ram, a Finn named Angus. He was an absolute sweetheart. I lost him several years ago to urinary calculi and he died on the operating table. I was heartbroken. These two gals have the same disposition that he did. They see you coming and they wag their tales and just can't wait for a scratch or a hug. I didn't breed them last year but I did this year. I'm hoping for a ewe lamb from each of them as they are getting along in years. We just finished up our fall shearing and these gals were very happy about that today.We gave my Mom a new garage for her birthday. We finished putting it up for her today. She's so happy to have it to park her sweet little yellow car in. She doesn't like the snow and it will be great she doesn't have to think about that this winter.
~ Have a good week everyone ~