|(Aslan was still watching after his girls, even though they were on the "wrong" side of the fence)|
|(Aslan is just a little conflicted here)|
We took advantage of the crazy mild weather we're having and broke down all the sheep pen panels and Mike used his Bobcat to completely strip out all the old bedding. We'll be getting several loads of gravel delivered and it will be spread to create a lovely, clean barn floor. Of course, I'll immediately put down fresh straw, build a pen for the pregnant ewes and the process will begin all over again. This yearly cycle is one of the things I love most about raising sheep. It changes a bit from month to month. I'm already excited about the birth of new lambs. I promised Mike I would only breed a few this year and I've kept my word. (It's so hard for me to let them go, it's better if I don't have 50+ lambs born!)
This weather ...... is ridiculous! It was 73 degrees when I finished barn chores this evening. I've got daffodils blooming and I actually heard a few peepers at the pond as I walked to the house. We're under a severe weather watch tonight and tomorrow because there is a big cold front headed our way and it's predicted to be 15 degrees on Thursday.
My apologies for being absent from here so much lately. I'm still dealing with the rotator cuff injury and getting comfortable enough to sleep has been elusive. I'm going to town for physical therapy several days a week, which I don't like doing because it wrecks my whole day. I'll admit I'm struggling a bit with my resolve to be a more positive person this year. (Now that I've written that I realize I need to buck up and try harder.) So, I guess there's my reminder. I'll try harder! I'll be back soon.