Lambing continues - 19 lambs born yesterday - 9 sets of twins and 1 single. Good day but a busy one for The Farmer.
I have not been much help since I have been trying to tie up lots of loose ends before I leave for VKLive in NYC Friday afternoon. I'll be back on Sunday but you know how it goes - get odds and ends done before a trip because even three days sets you back.
Kate, our new Border Collie pup, has settled in nicely. Julia thinks she is a terror and is a bit jealous of all the attention she is getting. It's a lot of work having a puppy in the winter - all the in and out but we're falling in love with her spunky personality. All signs point to her being a great sheep dog. Every day, she goes outside with Phoebe, Ness, and I to feed the chickens. It's the highlight of their day when there isn't any official sheep work going on, like most of the time in the winter.
Today in the snow, it was especially pretty. All the brown dirt was covered with fresh fallen snow.
Today Kate ventured into the pen when the chickens were feeding. She has figured out that if she chases, they will run. And she likes to see them move.
After the little chicken adventure, I decided to take her to see The Boys. She has been to see them a couple times but on a leash. Today I felt like it was time to see how they would get along.
The Boys are really interested in the little ball of fire.
First a little intro through the fence. That went well.
Then on in to the sheep pasture. All the normal doggy meet doggy stuff.
And then Kate started running circles around them.
She's a tough one....
And man is she fast!
I think we are all friends now.