It’s that time of year… The little baby lambs are about to drop is great numbers! And thankfully, this year, the ewes will be lambing onto green grass, not sand, like we have for about the last eight years.
But before they lamb, the girls really need to be crutched. After all, imagine (Oh, if you’re eating, stop now!) the after birth and blood sticking to the wool around the rump. Now there is an invitation for flies, if there was ever one.
As you can see, the shearing shed, is waiting, just waiting.
As are the girls. Watching and waiting!
It’s going to be a bit of a tough day though. We’ve had five days above 35 degrees and sheep are really stubborn when it’s hot. They’re like us, not wanting to work. So they stick their heads down and don’t budge.
The humans are a bit sick of this weather, especially since it’s been quite humid too. Five days of sheep work in heat can make for grumpy, tired and less patient humans.
Even with this beautiful start to the day, we’re apprehensive, because it’s going to be ferally hot (not sure that’s a word, but you get the picture!) And it’s blowing a northerly already. Yuck!
Red in the morning, is a Shepard’s warning, so the saying goes. I always thought it meant there would be bad weather coming. Not as in heat, but rain. I think in this case, it’s heat.
But even with the knowledge, today might be difficult, you can’t help but love the views we get. Doesn’t this cloud look just like coral?
What are you up to today?