The Ram pasture fence is done! I had told Annmarie it would be done and with the sheep eating the barn lot up I needed to be done, plus the weather was supposed to turn bad on Thursday so Wednesday was the perfect day to get finished. Not so much. I drove through rain on the way home Wednesday morning. I got my two teenage nephews to help out on the fence. As soon as we started fencing it started to rain and kept raining until the last hour. It took us just over 3 hours to finish the other half of the fence. Not having to sink any posts or reinforce end posts cuts a lot of time. The weather was very miserable but still not bad enough to drive us inside. I had to give an inclement weather bonus to the boys (Annmarie's suggestion).
I will quietly proclaim that the fence is now sheep proof (very quietly, maybe even a whisper). We turned the sheep loose into this pasture, but they are currently in our front yard again snacking away. We actually had to go get the older twin babies and carry them across the small creek because they would not cross and momma left them. These are her first babies. She's not as attentive as we might hope.
I lost what we thought was one more chicken on Tuesday night. Annmarie showed me the carcass on Wednesday. It was the same as last time, no head and eaten from stomach up. Literally. Only the gizzard was left, other than the bones and wings. I moved the live trap into the chicken yard and put the dead chicken carcass in as bait. When I was doing this I noticed a hole going under the chicken coop, it normally has a grapefruit size rock in front of it, but the rock was moved. The cats were getting under the coop so I had moved the rock into place earlier. I moved the rock back in place
Here is a picture of the newest lambs (coffee flavors). We moved them and momma into the old wood shed for a few days due to the cold, windy, rainy weather. This keeps momma in one place and allows the babies to get stronger. We will let them out next week to run with everyone else. Our next ewe is due in a couple of months. I am hoping she has twin girls also. This is machiatto nursing. You can almost see her wagging her tail!
And this is for Doom. He is trying to go all artistic photography on me so I thought I would throw this in for him.