Well the winter has arrived, or we have had snowfall for the second day, we have had minus temperatures around the same, and the chaps at the ski resort in Vratna has started up their snow guns.
The bees hummed peacefully when I knocked on the hive.
The sheep have been moved into the shed last Friday as the rain really did not want to stop, we had springs coming up everywhere, the ground was saturated and it just did not seem like such a brilliant thing for them to be standing on the wet ground. I took them out for a bit of grazing for and an hour or two but for them to be staying outside and make a mess of the field did not seem like a bright idea. The Friday before last we sent off the two rams that were staying over summer, then on Tuesday we had our two rams butchered, so we are back to our two girls.
When I started to take them out to graze, out of their fenced area I was worried about them escaping and had a long rope on Ewe Ewe just to grab her if I needed to. I had a little box of corn with me that I would give them once we were back in the pen, they soon grasped the idea what is in the box and what they get for staying with me. They were a joy. With 6 of them it was quite amazing, then we were down to 4, Bo always wanting to go that much further. Really pleased with the boys, they did really well. Bo who was a half Suffolk had 10 kg more than Ram, Ram was the local breed of Zoslachtena Valaska, weighed 21 kg.
Now the ewes are in the shed, I take them out for a bit of grazing outside, we walk about, above the house, they are getting used to the area, remember the green grass patches and where there are still apples on an old apple tree, Ewe Ewe always heads for that, it is an interesting experience. I have taken their collars off to clean them, to the leather so now when we go out, its so quiet. Really strange.
I am hoping to shear them tomorrow, and then they will be done for 2015. Not sure whether we will put them in the area outside their shed as the snow is sticking but the ground is still relatively soft and they would just make it into a mess, we will see what the weather does. I don’t think this is going to stay. I will add some pictures of them outside in the snow.