So today I had a college Scholarship roping so I took a day off from the farm and went Roping. I did pretty good and even won second. I won a new halter and a paycheck. And to top that off the college now knows my name so maybe there will be other scholarships to be had?
While I was gone, I left Mom in charge of the shepherd duties for the day … Oh what fun Mom had. Here is the stories I got on the phone and when I got home. I will try to tell them as accurate as I can.
Her first duty was to pod cast. You can find the new episode HERE
After that she was to bottle feed the two babies. At that same time she was to let Petunia and her twins out of the barn. Okay, so from what I heard, things didn’t go as planned after that. You see Mom got the bright idea that since Yuchi had been doing so well and was eating and getting up on her own, that it was time that she be let out of the barn to enjoy the sun.
Okay, I agree with that. However, from the phone call I got, I gather that Twix wasn’t happy about being the only one left in the barn. Twix took it upon herself to brake out before Mom caught on. Mom was busy working on a few things around the house. She mowed the yard and gave the goat shed a tune up. She was going to give it a fresh coat of paint as well but she said it was cloudy and she didn’t want it rained on before it dried.
So instead she decided to clean out the stalls in the new barn. There Mom figured out that Duke really likes feed. She found this out when she tried to pen him and Scamp to keep them out of her way while she worked. Mom says at one point all she could do is stand in the barn and laugh as Duke and Scamp repeatedly got out of the pen faster then she could get them both in through the large wooden divider. Finally, she got them contained and out of the feed.
At this point Mom had to turn her attention to Jethro and Hank. They were going crazy outside and not in a good way. Mom rushed from the barn to the front yard to find a man riding on the truck of a car leading a horse down the old Highway. I wouldn’t have believed that story myself but after I got home they drove back by doing the same thing. I think Mom should have let Jethro eat them for doing that. It isn’t safe for the man on the truck or the horse. Crazy people.
And let us not forget she also had to make regular pasture checks as we still have two ewes that should be breed. On several of those pasture checks Mom found about 5 baby Shetlands in the horse stalls. The problem with that is that Storm was not liking it and she was getting upset. If they keep getting in there Mom is afraid she might hurt them. So she spent more the a few times getting them all out. One of the Ewes even had her horn bleeding.
I don’t know if she had to get after the horse or not but it can’t be good so I will give her a shot of vitamin to help build her up. After all she is nursing a lamb and now has some blood loss so I am sure she could use a boost. Mom says that tomorrow we will be putting up some welded wire over the bottom of the gates to keep the sheep out of the horse stalls.
After the barn was cleaned out Mom came in and made the “Private Area” Signs that we need for the new tack room and new feed room and the equipment pen gates. I think they look great.
When she got done with the signs she took some time to play by redoing a stool with some fabric. I think it looks better then the signs but don’t tell her that.
And during all that on one of her few trips into the house to take a break Mom found that Yeller had started to eat her muck boots … From the top down … LOL
When Dad and I got home we took pity on her and went and got tacos for dinner from town.