I noticed blood on the snow and thought one of the ewes was in labor. It wasn’t until I saw Mouse leaving bloody footprints that I realized it was him. He was off the leash and running the sheep all over the ram pasture. You could not tell his foot was injured by the way he moved. Once we had the sheep all settled into the barn he started to limp. So I took him inside, he had cut one of his pads on his back foot. Once it was all dressed Zeke and I went back outside to feed the alpaca and cows.
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I broke out the hooks to move the large bales after trying to push some bales off the top. The bale I was using as leverage kept moving. So I found the two hooks I got from the scrap yard, slammed them into the side of a low bale and hooked a chain up then ran a long chain out to the tractor so when I pulled the 800 lb bales would not crush my tractor. It worked perfectly. I then pushed the bale way out away from the machine shop. The cows were happy. We spent 3 hours out in the bitter cold.
The mule deer think it is cold and snowy also. We have 30+ living on the back hillside. We have started looking out for the elk now. They can be very destructive on the young wheat plants.