The Woolie Gang moves in
"What? You talkin' about us?"
As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, we finally finished construction on our new sheep barn. It took a bit longer than we had planned.... Hubby was only halfway finished with it when hay cutting time rolled around in June, so he had to put the barn on hold until the hay was taken care of.
You might remember how excited I was to soon be moving them out of their little 8'x12' shelter- it was just barely big enough to give them shade during the daytime, but having to lock them up at night in it and seeing them so cramped made me feel pretty guilty. (We have to lock them up at night because of several recent coyote sightings around here...)
So, finally- here is their new home!
This is the upper side facing our house- as you can see, they have a large open "porch" to lay in and catch a good breeze on a windy day.
This is the view out into the pasture. There is a large gate that you can't see in this picture that closes this off at night to protect them from predators.
This is the unfinished "back room".... in a few months this will be sectioned off and fixed up for the cold winter nights with some warm straw bedding- but for now it looks like they're using it for a... uhhh... bathroom.
Inside is a nice big feed room (with a gate to keep nosy sheep out) with plenty of space to keep supplies handy like halters, trimmers, medicine, etc- not to mention plenty of room to stack bales of hay this winter! *Squeal*
I told Hubby I needed a special feed trough to help keep everything neat and clean, and this is what he came up with... isn't he wonderful? ♥GUSH♥
The sheep are very happy about their new fan... however, it has been running non-stop this summer.
(I think I'll leave town when the electric bill comes due...)
Best of all is when the sun sets in the evening, and the sheep come out to eat their evening meal.... Hubby and I can sit back and enjoy watching them and feel happy in our hearts that we've given them a comfortable new place to live.
Next post- this years' honey crop! Happy Wednesday, everybody!