Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hay IN, Rams OUT!

Busy times on the farm. 

Making hay while the sun shines.

We have been really lucky with the rain, it has stayed away.

The hay is baled.

Some of the hay is in big round bales.. 

and some is in little square bales.

The big round ones have to moved with the tractor. 
The little square ones can be moved by Dad and PopPop.

It is not every year that we make hay. The grass has to be very good to cut hay.
We put the hay in a big shed where it is protected from the rain and sun.

Sometimes on the farm it does not rain for a long time and there is not much grass for the animals to eat. We feed them hay from the shed and grain from the silos when this happens. It is very handy to have it. 
It is like having a pantry of food for the animals.

Time for the rams to go out with the ewes and make babies.

For every 100 ewes in the mob we put 1 ram. The rams have a big job ahead of them.

The ewes are a little shy at first.....

then they are a little bit curious.....

and then they are happy to meet them!

The rams will spend 5 weeks with the ewes then they will return home for a rest.

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