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Monthly Archives: March 2015

…’til the cows come home

Here come the cows!

Here come the cows!

In the winter, some of our cows go to the balmy environs of Laramie, AKA “Laradise”. It’s almost spring, and time for the cows to come home. In a few weeks, they’ll start having baby calves, and you’ll see pictures of them on this blog. Usually, we have more snow on the ground, but the easy winter means we have plenty of hay.

photos by Siobhan

 

 

 

through the gate...

through the gate…

headed down the hill...

headed down the hill…

Chica supervising...

Chica supervising…

Eamon, dogs, cows

Eamon and the dogs put the cows into the…Cow Pasture.

Done. Pat, Tiarnan, McCoy and Maeve, with a little help from Belle.

Done. Pat, Rhen, McCoy and Maeve, with a little help from  Belle.

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2015 in Events

 

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Siobhan the photographer at Powder Flat

 

Purebred Rambouillet ewe with five--count 'em five!--lambs

Purebred Rambouillet ewe with five–count ’em five!–lambs

We have an amazing birth announcement. The Finn folk may brag about their multiple births, but, for the first time ever (for us, at least), we have a Rambouillet ewe with quints. They are doing well (with some supplemental milk) AND she gave us a 64’s spinning count fleece!

This Hampshire ewe doesn’t want to be outdone, but I suspect only two–maybe three–of those lambs are hers.

Hamp ewe and LOTS of lambs

Hamp ewe and LOTS of lambs

Ewes and lambs enjoying the sunshine

Ewes and lambs enjoying the sunshine

Meghan checking out the new lambs.

Meghan checking out the new lambs.

still some snow on the ground

still some snow on the ground

young bulls at the feeder

young bulls at the feeder

Meghan likewise checks out the bulls

Meghan likewise checks out the bulls

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 8, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Family, Folks, Sheep

 

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Waiting for spring

Heifers at the Flying Triangle

Heifers at the Flying Triangle

waiting for green grass

waiting for green grass

the snow has turned to mud

the snow has turned to mud

March came in like–well not exactly a lion, but certainly at least a bobcat. We received some much-needed snow, This has been the driest February I can remember, while the East coast gets hammered by storm after storm. Those guys are stealing our water, is all I can say!  Meanwhile, back at Powder Flat, we have started the early lambing in earnest. And our multitudes of puppies continue to grow. Tiranan is having a great time with both Border collies and guardian dog pups.

Tiarnan with multiple puppies

Tiarnan with multiple puppies

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Three amigos

new twins

new twins

 

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2015 in Animals, Cattle, Dogs, Family, Folks, Sheep

 

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Brand new lambs, pregnant ewes

Whiteface ewes and new lambs at Powder Flat.

Whiteface ewes and new lambs at Powder Flat.

Hampshire ladies in waiting

Hampshire ladies in waiting

 

 

Eamon saw these lambs, and ewes, at Powder Flat today. Soon we’ll have lots of new babies on the ground!

 
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Posted by on March 1, 2015 in Animals, Sheep

 

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