Well folks, I know all I seem to talk about is sheep, sheep, sheep, but that's what things are about here on the farm right now. I could talk about the weather but you don't want to read cuss words, now do you? Yeah...it's been that fun. Joy.
Last night ran out to check on the ewes before midnight to find 2 lambs laying in the alleyway like they were part of the flock, just resting there like they had always been there. It was funny because they were all settled in and had had a meal apparently and dried/licked off. Gave them their shots and put little coats on them and belly buttons dipped and went to cleaning out a jug for them (I should have done this the day before but I got lazy). We had opened up the jugs so the still-expectant ewes had somewhere to go with the extremely cold wind we had going on last night. Remember, we sheared just a while back and they don't have heavy coats on like normal so they need out of the wind. Well, I have my headlamp on, go get the wheelbarrow and the pitchfork and shoo the girls out of the way. Got the ewe and the new lambs locked up in an area where she can't escape and they are out of my way. Get to pitchforking the messy straw and ick into the alley to load into the wheelbarrow...grab the fresh straw out of the wheelbarrow and throw it in the clean jug. Wa-la, right? Well, go to start pitchforking the old straw into the wheelbarrow to take to the pile (remember it's midnight or so by now) and I accidentally stick the pitchfork into the tire of the wheelbarrow...that sucker went flat so fast it made my head spin. If it wasn't fun trying to take 2 loads out to the pile with a flat tire in the pitch dark and cold wind! Oh well, half of the contents blew away on my way to the pile anyhow. This morning I'm taking the tire to be repaired. So....I get to town and run my errands and such and go by Ellensburg Tire. It's totally packed--like cars across the road and forget about getting into the parking lot! Today is take off your studded tires day/deadline and it seems the whole town procrastinated to the last minute of course. Well, I fretted for a minute but thought I might drop off the tire and DH could pick it up on his way home from work. Ya know what? Those awesome guys at Eburg Tire fixed my tired right away! I have been a customer of theirs for a while and I guess it paid off, huh? Plus it didn't cost nearly as much as I had expected, an added bonus. I was out of there in 10 minutes, tops. So, there's my silly story with a happy ending for today. I know we all have way bigger fish to fry but we read these blogs for a diversion....so that's what that story was about!
Fun on the farm....it continues.