Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm

Spring time at Coon Hollow Farm
Our Olde English "Babydoll" Sheep and their lambs

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcoming Spring means work around the farm...

Welcome Spring! The weather here in Connecticut has been beautiful and with such nice weather comes much work needed here on the farm. So, over the past few days Tim and myself have gotten to work preparing a new site to move fencing for our sheep. 
The girls are all expecting, except Ophelia, she is too young. We have decided to give the girls a bigger space to move around so we must work clearing brush and cleaning.

 We are also building a new hay storage area and Tim here on the left is contemplating whether to have the new gate "swing in or swing out". My suggestion is to swing out so the sheep don't have the advantage when your arms are filled with hay, but I will let the master decide.

While clearing, we found this most toxic plant that is deadly to our sheep, alpacas and llama, Mountain Laurel. We dug and dug and finally, got it removed. My heart sank when I first saw this because it was so close to the animals.
So we will continue to work, clean and prepare for the lambs which should be here in a couple of weeks...I sure do love Spring!

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