Sunday, April 3, 2016
Sunday Reading - I Guess Spring is Here for Real
We were back up into the mid 70's today. In fact it was a beautiful day except for the 40+ MPH winds. Made it almost impossible to do a few things like cut up the 8x4' sheet of plywood I have in the shop that needs to be gotten out of the way. It's too large to cut up inside my little shop and bringing it out would have been suicide in this wind.
The Plums are blooming so hard now that the air outside smells like them no matter where you go. The bees are working them like crazy until they are blown off course by the wind anyway.
Standing near the hives or down wind of a major flight path almost assures you will be hit with bees blown off course.
Since I was left home alone today I couldn't leave to cut wood like I should have done because someone has to stay close and keep an eye on the ewes so I spent the day getting things caught up for lambing season and finished putting out my swarm traps. I also took the insulation wraps off the hives.
Let me tell you chasing half inch foam insulation panels across the yard or field in this wind is not fun. Luckily only a couple got away from me.
No more lamb births today so far. I really thought Seven was going to have hers last night. I even put her in a birthing stall but this morning no lambs yet. Since it was such a warm day I let the girls back out into the hay field. Once I let the new lambs and Hazel out of the birthing stall they are in I will need to dry lot the rest of the flock until all lambs are old enough to leave the barn lot.
I finished off by repairing a section of fence by the main gate post that needed a bit more than the cross boards I had up. The lambs are able to scurry under and escape while the adults can't and that is never a good thing with lambs.
So far only the two new lambs. Maybe tonight we will get another pair or three.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!!