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The first day of March on the farm

Posted 3/1/2015 11:10am by Alan & Amy McKamey.

Well the first day of March didn't quite bring the weather that we would prefer, however the temperatures aren't too bad.  The sheep don't seem to mind eating on their round bale with a coat of snow on their backs.  

Momma Dixie is up by the fence first thing this morning waiting on her breakfast.  Dixie is from the Daisy line which is one of the rarest sow lines that we have here in the U.S.  She is a very important part of our breeding program.  We should be getting another nice litter from her later this spring.

Josie had a lot of fun taking a good run through the pasture this morning.  We are trying to get the breeding pens cleaned today, and it is hard work as it is basically a sheet of frozen poop!  It takes a bit of muscle to pick through it all, however it has to get done as we were supposed to start collecting hatching eggs this weekend.  The eggs have been a bit dirtier then we like to hatch so it is important to get these pens cleaned out.  Then the real job will be keeping them clean.

The snow didn't stop this rooster from being out and about this morning.  This guy stays on the back side of the barn and in the sheep pasture with his little harem of girls.  This is the Buckeye rooster that Morgan showed this past fall recieving best of breed in the junior division.

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the day and think thoughts of spring.  It can't be too far away.  Crossing our fingers that this is our last big snow.