We all (sheep, dogs, cats, chickens, donkey, llama and people) made it through the first storm of 2014. We got about 10" of white fluffy snow. It is cold now and so it may stick around. It snowed all day long, beginning at about 5 in the morning.
Lots of businesses were closed but not our sheep farm. Animals still need to be fed and checked on. Luckily, there were no new lambs born during the storm.
There were a few the night before to be looked for and checked on. One in particular had a mom who was not really caring for her lamb. At times like these, we try to bring the lamb and mama into the barn. She was not to be caught - too wild - but we did manage to get her inside with her lamb.
Other than that, feeding hay, grain, and daily chores.
After that, I was able to take these photos for you. I'll add more later. Snowy days are one of my favorite days to photograph. The snow covers up the mud and muck and all the white around looks so pretty. The sheep and lambs have snowy coats. Their normal off white color looks so creamy and dirty against the white snow.
Some of the ewes just sleep in the snow - when they get up there is a big patch of ground that the heat from their bodies etched into the snow.
More later today when I get a chance.