Looks to be wet for most of the week. This is getting rather annoying at this point. I am planning to get Dan to several different places to work this week, but I may not be able to. I suppose today, I will work on the snake root weed that is coming up AGAIN in the field. I am not sure what to do. Don't want to use chemicals, but want it gone- perhaps a flame thrower? I only say that partially in jest....
I am still sore from the lamb lugging I did on Sat. Surprisingly my neck isn't too bad, basically just mainly sore where my arms meet my torso- too much hugging I guess.
Joe is getting big. I think he's officially larger than Dan at this point- not heavier, but taller. He plays well with Dan now, and even gets Kylie to play a bit. He's sure a nice dog. Confident but biddable. I do like him, and I love his eyes, such a nice look to him.
Gave minerals yesterday and the sheep dove in again. They seem to really love these minerals. I keep minerals out year round for them, but try not to put it out when it is raining, as these are loose minerals and will be ruined if wet- meaning, the sheep will not eat them. Anyway, when I put them out my flock came up and started in on them, and the new lambs had to wait their turn. Any time you put new sheep in a flock, they have to learn their place. It's rather orderly, but there can be a little butting, if the new guys don't wait their turn. That's why you *never* bring one sheep to your place, the more the better.
The new lambs look good, save for one who had a limp, which I believe is due to the vaccination (we give them sub-cutaneously behind the arm pit. This can happen, and I will watch her carefully. I am extremely happy with their health and size. Now I've got 12 ewes. That's a good place to be. There's still a few more I could get from John, but this is good for now.
Not much going on right now. Just the usual stuff. Sort of nice.