Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snowy Day Chores

We already had at least 3 inches of new snow when I went out to feed at 8AM this morning and it was snowing heavily.  Unfortunately, today was the day I needed to clean out the large sheep stall. 16x8 feet of packed straw, hay and manure! Thankfully, Maddy's workplace was closed due to the weather so I had her help. By the time we finished there was at least 6 inches of new snow on the ground.
This is what we dug out of the barn:
It took at least 12-13 large wheelbarrow loads to get the stall cleaned out. But the sheep seem to like the clean fresh straw bedding.
We found this in the packed straw! Must have been baled up in the hay or straw. I hope ram 3 didn't find a piece of aluminum and eat it. I guess we need to add "hardware disease" to the list of differential diagnoses.

On the next "nice" day we just have an 8x8 foot stall left to clean out.


  1. I came by to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to comment on mine. Great compost pile beginnings with that barn clean out!

  2. Thanks Leigh. I had to start a new pile since I couldn't get to my first pile; couldn't get the garden gate open!