Tuesday, 7 April 2015

It's a wrap




Our lambing is pretty much a wrap.
With just a few stragglers left to go, we are pretty much done.
After 5 weeks of waking up at 2 am,
the hardest part of the end of lambing is trying to get back into a semi normal sleep pattern.
Thanks to my 4-H sheep group who came and helped out, as well as my green certificate trainee Ramona for helping out.
The coverall at night.

Enjoying the sun..


Mali the gate keeper

 

Besides the sheep lambing, we have power and water restored again, the barn site is cleared of rubble and a new tractor has been ordered.







We decided to buy a new tractor from Europe and have it shipped to us.
The reason for this is the major price difference,
we were quoted for a used JD tractor, without a front end loader almost
$50 000 more than for this brand new one with loader.
So, the decision was made to go for new one from Europe.
We are getting a Lamborghini R6 185.



The cows are due to start calving any day now so, that is the next "big" job on the list of things to do.



Over the years we have selected for easy keepers and easy calvers,
so we pretty much expect a typical calving season.
That will may involve playing "ring-a-rosies" around the odd tree, with a mad momma cow.

We are excited to see if we will get any calves from Big Willem, the old bull we used last year.



For the most part, we are happy that spring seemed to have come a little earlier this year,
however we will not get too excited yet,
 as April can fool us all, with a few snow storms too.

Thank you once again to all the wonderful people who have helped us since the barn fire.
We can now take a breath,
and, make decisions on how we are going to rebuild and move forward.

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