Friday, March 26, 2010

Dixie and Dolly Get Their First Coats!

Belvedere's twins, Dixie and Dolly, received their first coats last Saturday!

Our baby sheep coats are still a little big on them so the twins have little "dillys" of excess coat on their backs.

Standing in the hay trough!

Belvedere with Dixie and Dolly, grazing in our pasture

Now that the snow is melted and the temperatures are warming up, the grass and legumes in our pastures are starting to green up. The sheep love to eat the little shoots of new growth. Very soon, however, we will have to move them off the main pastures. This will allow the plants to mature so we can cut them for hay this summer. The hay (first and second cuttings) will become the primary food source for our flock for the winter of 2010/2011.

1 comment:

stringplayer said...

Looks like little buns on their bums.