Tuesday, November 23

Tuesday Dose of Cute: It's that Time Again (at Least for Some)

Hay Eating 1

Hay Eating 2

Hay Eating 3
Hay Feeding Season!

We don't usually start feeding hay this early, but last week Edward, our strapping young Katahdin ram (seen at the bottom right), got a little too enthusiastic about his one and only job and decided to break through 11 strands of barbed wire in order to help breed a few more ewes. These would of course be the ones we really didn't want to breed—like my baby Cary, because of the frightening trouble she had with her first pregnancy. Hopefully she'll be fine.

The only place capable of—cross your hooves!—containing him that isn't adjacent to any girls who are off limits is a 60 foot square pen with no grass in it. And the only way of assuring he wouldn't try to break out of the pen was to put his seven (Oops! It's the other ram who has seven—Edward has ten) girlfriends in with him—and feed them all from our precious stash of hay, starting with some of the 310 bales we put up in October.

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  1. Do you think he had his way with Cary? She needs a chastity belt.

  2. I'm just about to go and pick up my first bale of this year's stored hay and start the changeover from pasture to fodder. I find it a real turning point in the calendar from autumn to winter, when you know the grass isn't growing now to keep up with demand and animlas are coming in to shelter.

  3. I pretty much have given up penning our buck. Can't seem to hold him. He just isn't going for being away from his girls, at all.

  4. 7 girlfiends. He's a busy boy!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Does anything on a farm ever really go the way you plan it?


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