We currently have two herds of sheep on the property and I don’t see that changing as long as we want to slaughter any females we need to keep the ram away from them so they do not become pregnant. I have not started on the barn roof yet, soon, very soon.
The pump is back in the front creek. I tried to dam it up with a board, but I dug the bottom of the creek out too much so it kept going under my board. I finally just took out the board. I had dug the hole so deep I don’t need the board to dam it up. It is working fine and we have been pouring water onto the orchard. It looks great! There is hardly any cheat grass or weeds. Now if only the other pastures looked like that. This saves our well system not having an extra load on it. The back creek is no longer running. It still has plenty of pools along its length but it is not running. So the snow pack is gone. I was hoping it would last until July. Winter was so cold last year we lost all the wild blackberries. It killed them down to the ground. They are starting to make a slow comeback, but we have some large dead patches all over the farm. The birds don’t seem to mind.