~Worming Sheep and Lambs~

Maggie marks the sheep while Silvana and Marisa administer the wormer.

Well, the sheep and lambs are all wormed as of a few days ago!  You may find it hard to believe but the wormer smelled as good as any Italian kitchen.   Over the years Silvana has developed her own wormer recipe that  works very effectively and would not harm the beneficial bugs that are found in healthy pastures.   It’s actually all Organic.  Kind of icky topic but it’s the reality of farm life.  I’ll spare the details of what was killed by the concoction. 

Bella had the job of gate keeper, sheep pusher!


A fairly gentle touch keeps the group calm.

After Mario helped move the sheep in the runway he went to put up gates.

We used the pig alley to worm the sheep.

Using the alley worked better than the large shed normally used.  It only took an hour and a half to complete the process.   The breeze blew nicely on a day that was terribly hot.  All the sheep were marked with either pink or blue depending on whether they were male or female.  There were around 72 lambs and 73 ewes.  We have already sold quite a few lambs which were not included in this group.  It’s been a good year, so far and we are very thankful for a terrific lamb crop. 

Sheep are easier to handle than the pigs!

We’ve been getting more than our fair share of rain this summer.  Along with the moisture comes a bumper crop of weeds! 

Bumper crop of weeds which now have been cleaned up by the sheep!

This grass was planted in the spring and the rain really made it grow in nicely.

Hope you are enjoying the summer.  Life is good!


About Callens Honey Farm

We live on a small family farm located in S.W. Minnesota, near the South Dakota border. The source of our honey is from white and red clover. The honey appears as liquid gold in color. Our honey is extracted using a hand cranked centrifugal force extractor. Then the honey is screened once into a holding container from which we later fill the small honey bottles. We do not heat treat the honey nor add any other ingredients. Pure and natural is our Minnesota honey! What could taste better?
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