These are not Siamese twins, some sheep are just greedy. They were trying to get more grain than was their due and figured that crowding their way in would work. Sarah wanted to know what to do about them. She thought that she would have to cut the feeder apart to get them loose. I told her to just ignore them and continue feeding, they would get themselves loose. They figured out how to get out of the feeder on their own with no human assistance. Just like a cat figuring out how to get down from a tree!
On Sunday, Sarah and I went outside and worked the sheep. We tagged and banded all the babies and turned everyone loose into the main herd. It took almost three hours in the barn to get everything done. I even hung some hooks for the buckets so you can now find a needed bucket quickly and they are out of the way.
It seems like a fairly simple idea, but not one we had put in place. I blame all of the LEAN projects I have been doing at work on getting the right supply to the right place as fast as possible and as conveniently as possible.
I am still working on the upstairs bathroom. I really want to get it to a place where I can lay down tile. I cut the first piece of hardiboard with the skilsaw and had dust everywhere! It took 20 minutes for the dust to settle down on the breeze porch and I still had to open two windows to get it. I switched to a utility knife and breaking it along th escorted line afterwards. It takes longer but there is no dust. I just need to get the 3” tall wall pieces installed and the bathroom backsplash done and I can start painting the Redgard water sealant on. That is going to be key to making it waterproof.
Annmarie and I are tired of lambing season dragging out. The ram was definitely taking his time. We have been lambing since Christmas and are just over half way done. We are in serious discussions on getting a second ram, maybe that will spur some competition?