I’d Like Sum Moor Plez, Mum.
The first day of winter and it sure looks like it!
Feeding time at Vicktory Farm and Gardens means putting several bales of our grass hay and a half of alfalfa into the tractor wagon, throwing a few helpers in the back and heading out into the pasture.
The animals are split and some of the old momma sheep and all of last spring’s lambs are over
here with the horses. The horses don’t mind as long as they get their own pile.
Piles for every one but the sheep still end up sharing
Well sheep share, others do not!
The rest of the flock are over in the back pasture, instead of driving through the gate farmer Dirt just flings it over the fence.
Bet is looking for a spring lamb that got mixed up with the older gals yesterday, hopefully the ram was busy staying warm. First year moms are hard enough but when they lamb right after turning a year they are near impossible to lamb without some sort of problem. So out she goes.
One last check to make sure everyone got taken care of and then off to other chores.
I went off to put out some more feed for my wild feathered friends.
They would like me to note that their suet blocks are getting small, I better pick up some more when I’m in town tomorrow.
They really go through the food when the snow stays around.
I barely get the tubes filled and hung back up before the birds start flocking. By the end of the feeding season they are so used to us the girls can stand with feed in their hands and have the wild birds land in their hand to eat.
I need to pin down the identification of this one and add it to my month’s list along with the Purple Finch I saw on Wednesday. My girls are much better at identifying birds than I am, Bet is a very good birder based on their songs. It takes me a while to sort out the similar colored ones like this fellow above.
I decided to keep better track of who comes when, I will be renewing the list each month so that I have a record of when they come and go. I would like to get more specific with the food I put out depending on who arrives.
The furry and feathered friends around here would like some more feed, I would just like some more snow! More! More! Okay, I know everyone else is miserable so maybe a break but then, more more!