Wednesday, March 22, 2017
An 'A Plus' For Ben
I wanted to sort off the ewe with the older lambs today, to put her out with the rest of the flock, but keep the one pregnant ewe and the ewe with the one week old baby inside the barn still, in case we get more bad weather.
I planned out a strategy using a small pen, two gates and Ben and it worked perfectly the first time!
How many times does that happen? Barely ever, and certainly never when anyone is watching. No one was watching us today, so that is probably why.
It worked even though one ewe charged Ben right away when we walked into the small pen. He nipped her in return, and then she behaved.
The pregnant ewe went back in the stall, I changed the gates, the ewe with the older lambs went out into the field, I changed the gates back, and the ewe with the tiny baby went into the stall.