As lambing season approaches, ewes in various leased/rented pastures around the north state have to come home to lamb under our watchful eyes. With the window of opportunity to bring this trailer load of gals home quickly closing, we observed the weather for this week as "rain" and "snow showers!" Driving down the mountain with a livestock trailer pushing you around is always daunting, even when not faced with the possibility of snow; and when it comes to moving sheep, there are always those nightmare days where nothing goes right. Luckily today went fairly well despite the constant rain. Some thank-yous are in order:
- Husband (Who was reminded yet again why he likes cows better than sheep)
- Infant son (hung out in baby backpack without squawking despite the rain and cold)
- The brilliant herding dogs Philo and Lady
- Guard llama for not attacking the herding dogs
- Lovely well trained sheep for jumping right up in that trailer to come home! You can see in the photo that those wet girls know the drill, and it was just another day on the job for them.