It would have been nice to have had just a few inches of snow instead of over two feet to test my winter barn skills. I gave my small flock extra nice good orchard grass hay in their inside feeder, extra nice soft straw for bedding and hoped for the best. The sheep's heated water trough is outside and not movable so I had to leave the bottom half of the stall door open. It seems they didn't mind at all. I think a few might have even slept outside from the look of things... seeming to say Silly Lady. We are wool covered sheep. We are made for this weather!
When it was all over, I shoveled a path out for them to get to their outside feeder, the former pig palace.
|I keep a round bale of mixed hay out there for self feeding when I am cityside. Not ideal for all that vegetable matter working it's way into the fleeces, but for this first year, it will have to do as I navigate my way through my duel life.
But Hassie decided to make her own path.
So all is well at Lindenberry Farm
Hope the same for you.
|Let's all belly up to the snow bar!