Yesterday was the perfect day for spring clean-up activities.
Number one on the list of outside chores was cleaning the sheep yard.
A winter's worth of hay, urine and manure were badly
in need of removal.
I hauled out four gators loads.
I scraped the floor of the sheep huts and removed everything.
Do you have any idea how heavy hay is when laden with urine and manure?
The pigs, always curious, stayed right by the fence as I worked.
Ginger visited. MaryAnn napped.
As I raked and scooped,
the sheep decided it was time to check out the spring grass.
Finally... they've decided to graze again!
Under the watchful eye of Annie, they headed out to the middle of their yard...
an area they had not seen in a few months.
Annie tried her level best to get Faith to play with her,
but with a thick coat of wool on... playing was the last thing Faith wanted to do.
So Annie resigned herself to fulfilling her guard-dog duties...
calling back to me asking, "Are you sure we don't have any wolves in sheep's clothing here?"
"You're safe Annie...
they may seem big, but they certainly aren't bad!"
10 minutes of grazing, and the sheep were ready for another nap.
With temperatures approaching 70, the sheep get very warm very quickly.
Apparently Sam felt he had done enough work as well,
as he settled down beside the sheep for a rest.