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.
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.
We’ve been getting more than our fair share of rain this summer. Along with the moisture comes a bumper crop of weeds!
Hope you are enjoying the summer. Life is good!