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    Simply Sheep

    I doubt it...the wt. of the bale is so much that I could never budge it by pulling on a tarp. These things are so compact, so dense....they are a good 1200 lbs.
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    Simply Sheep

    Been planning the sheep shed lately...got a rough draft drawn out and have been tossing around ideas for gates, chutes, and penning. Ideally, I'd like the whole setup to be worked by one person~me~as that is how it will always be....so gathering, sorting and working the sheep needs to be done...
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    SS cafe

    That's not cheating, that's called "smart".... ;) I love that difference in work, the change in how the air feels and smells, the feeling of working out in the cold but getting to come back into a wood fire warmth, the change in the colors of the landscapes and the fantastic sunsets, not to...
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    SS cafe

    I'm in that 1%......LOVE winter, still have livestock and have had them off and on since 10 yrs of age. Still love winter. ;)
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    Deceptive Site

    Same here!
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    Simply Sheep

    These are being used inside an insulated 4 gal. water cooler(has a lid), so no exposure to the animals nor colder input of water on a regular basis, but merely to top off the cooler every now and again. Sheep don't drink a whole lot, especially in the winter months, so the water levels wouldn't...
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    Daydreaming while waiting impatiently!

    I'd like to see lamb go more mainstream, like beef, pork and chicken, with it being offered in stores and restaurants. Around these parts, that's not happening. Most people reach adulthood and death, never having tasted lamb, in my neck of the woods. But then, one must be careful what they...
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    HOMESTEADING AND PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

    When it came time to replace our ramp to the cabin, Mom wanted to put in steps instead. They had originally built it so their WC bound neighbor could visit, but it's also handy for carting wood up on the porch. I insisted on replacing the ramp with a ramp. It has been invaluable for moving...
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    Daydreaming while waiting impatiently!

    Bay, do you keep all those for you or are you selling some of those to others? @tortoise , I LOVED the look back on what has happened in your life and what you've since learned to do! I'm so glad your dreams came true and your hard work panned out. I didn't exactly get what I dreamed...
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    Simply Sheep

    I'm used to it, but when it gets so cold that the outside spigot freezes, it all has to come from inside the house and that's when it gets a little more problematic. I tend to spill water, as I'm very clumsy. I'm looking for a better way of doing things so that the animals get cleaner water...
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    Simply Sheep

    Thank you, me too! If this all works it could really streamline and better watering for all animals in all seasons, but particularly in the winter months. Once I get this established, I'll be moving the dogs to the same kind of watering. Right now I use a heated bucket for the dogs in the...
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    Simply Sheep

    Got an aquarium heater to place in my cooler waterer....says it will keep water temps 75 degrees. We'll see. Cheap, if it works....$11 and some change, free s/h. Also have a few cheap float valves on order so I can move from the current nipple bowl delivery system to a shallow basin...
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    Pasture Improvement

    Agree! Or, if you get hair sheep, no shearing, very little if any worming and could be you could sell right from your place to individuals so you don't have to haul them to market. Any given year you are too busy to mess with lambs, you just don't breed them, etc.
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    Pasture Improvement

    Why wait until you retire? Life is short, make it sweet! Life is always sweeter with sheep. :D
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    Cheap Treats

    Ditto to all of that. Chickens, dogs and sheep all love the pumpkins after they've frozen, thawed, frozen, thawed, rotted a bit, etc. Then they will not leave a single scrap behind, even licking the ground where they were.
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    Pasture Improvement

    You need a few hair sheep on that...just a few...and do some intensive grazing to produce better pasture. ;) No runoff danger at all and it will naturally beautify and diversify your grasses. And, just may take care of your deer problem...I haven't seen a single deer in the meadow since...
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    Simply Sheep

    This morning, with the weather turning cold and rain pouring down, mating season has commenced. Virgin ram met 7 yr old Rose, who was the only one that would stand for him. About wore him out trying to reach her successfully....he's still a tad short. Shine, who I thought was the only one...
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    Muskrats

    http://www.livingthecountrylife.com/animals/pest-control/how-to-control-nuisance-muskrats/
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    Simply Sheep

    Got a few pics of the new sheep today, but mostly of their butts...not really my intention but every time I approached the group, they turned away and just kept on eating. If I tried to get a side view or front view, they'd just casually turn away and move on....so lots of pics of butts. Sorry...
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    Simply Sheep

    That is so cool!!! Bay, our sheep are family!!! :weee :celebrate :hugs
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