Sunday, April 28, 2013

Update on Nancy

Nancy is still here. Wormed her again with a different kind of wormer.  She is eating. She is still as Skinny as bones,  but hopefully i can put some weight on her. I'll keep you posted. this week is Holy week (week before Easter) for us. i will be washing the sheep not this week but the following week. then i will shear the 18th. got my shearing stuff back from getting it resharpened.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Nancy might die

Nancy is really skinny, She didn't eat this morning. I don't know if she will live until the morning. I'll keep you updated.

Finished ear taging and Castrated Kevin

Finished Ear Tagging Kayleigh and Kevin. give them wormer too. and castrated Kevin.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Update on the sheep

All the sheep are doing well. Will start weaning after Easter (May 5th)  Nancy has Bottle jaw (worms). Trying to get a different kind of wormer for her. Nancy is the only ewe that is skinny. her lamb is 43 days old. The Triplets are 2 months old. Got to get Kayleigh and Kevin ear tagged. 

Here are the Tag Numbers for my lambs:
 name                     Flock Tag                Scrapie tag

Kayleigh                1301                       TN0121230001
Kaitlyn                   1302                       TN0121230002
Kevin                     1303                        TN0121230003
Karen                     1304                        TN0121230004
Kristen                   1305                        TB0121230005
Katherine               1306                        TN0121230007
I messed up the scrapie with her sister. I was mad.
Kelly                      1307                        TN0121230006
I messed up the scrapie with her sister. I was Mad
Kathy                     1308                        TN0121230008  

Docking A Lamb Tails

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Story about my sheep locking me in the chicken coop.

When we lived in Brown County. One morning i want to feed my sheep and there food was inside the chicken coop so i had to go in and get there food. but when i tried to get out the door was locked and i started to cry for help.  My neighbor held me and called my mom. it was about 15 to 30 minutes until my neighbor held me and called mom. I look on it now and laugh but i was not at the time. I don't remember how old i was. i was talking to the sheep and i told them they had to let me out because i couldn't feed them until they did.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Castrating a ram lamb

Castrating a ram lamb

Wormed my sheep

Today I wormed 6 of the ewes. Still have to do the lambs. yesterday i wormed Nancy because she has Bottle Jaw. will be finishing all the sheep stuff (like: castrate, yearlings CDT, and Ear taging the lamb.  

Sheep 101: Halter Training Lambs

Sheep 101: Halter Training lambs
first of many how too video's from myslf.  

Worning Schedule for my sheep.

i'm making a worming schedule for my sheep. I wormed them today. so my schedule is going to be: April, August, and Dec. TRYING TO GET ON A SCHEDULE SO I CAN KEEP THEM HEARLTHER.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Started Halter Training the lambs

Today I started the first step in Halter Training all the lambs. They all did very well. They where tied up for 45 minutes. Next time I will start leading them. I need to video tape the next sesson.

Steps to Halter training Lambs

Step 1- Getting used to the Halter
  1. Catch the lamb and put a sheep halter on the lamb, they will fight it.
  2. Tie the lead to a fence post and have the animal get used to standing tied up
  3. Let stand for 15- 45 minutes
  4. After the time untied the lamb and removed the halter, and released the lamb.
  5. Do this step 1-5 times
Step 2- Starting the Halter training
  1. After the lamb is used to the halter and does not fight it.
  2. Start training it to lead.
  3. Tie lamb up for about 5 minutes.
  4. Then start trying to lead it around.
  5. One small circle or one line for first leading sesson .
  6. They like to play dead.

Final Step 3- Leading Lambs

  1. Start with a 5 minutes sesson
  2. They will get better after you do it about 2-5 times.
  3.  Repent this step 2 until they are leading.
I'll try to get a video of Halter training. I can't find a good video on youtube.

Monday, April 1, 2013

going to try to get more pic's this week.

I'm going to try to get more pics this week. i might take some tomorrow. got to babysitt. got  sheep feed than might take some. it's been about a month since i take pics of the lambs.