|Side Kick has a very thick winter coat!|
Sheep can't shed their coats. They have a fleece. Llamas and Aplacas have a fleece, too.
Sheep need their winter coat to keep them warm in the winter. People like to use their winter coat to make clothing and rugs! I love wearing wool socks in the winter. I like wool blankets and sweaters to keep me warm.
|Our shearer has a cement floor to work on. |
It's easy for him and for the sheep.
He attaches his equipment to the milk stand.
Side Kick was the second sheep he sheared that night.
He sheared the neighbors sheep, too.
A good shearer doesn't hurt an animal. Most shearers to a great job, just like the person that cuts your hair. You can see in the video that Side Kick doesn't mind getting his fleece trimmed off.
|Side Kick is all ready for summer.|
|Sadie is growing!|
She loves to follow me around the farm. She's almost like a puppy. It's pretty fun for me to have a calf that loves to follow me and see what I'm up to.
|Mishka is a silly puppy!|
Do you see her favorite toy?
It's around her neck.
|She can be sneaky, too.|
She can climb in the window to get into the garage to eat the cat food.
|We are getting a mud room on our farm!|
One thing that we decided to do was have a stair that is hinged. Can you see the hinge on the 3rd step from the bottom?
|I put the cat food under the stairs.|
Our sneaky puppy can't get in and eat it, but the cats can!
You can see the spot on the second picture where they can come in and out of the spot beneath the stairs. The cats seem to like it. I do, too!
Dogs usually need to be fed once or twice a day. They are more like people. They need meals, not snacks all day. Some dogs will eat and eat and eat if there is food. They don't know when to stop eating so they can get over weight or sick. That isn't healthy for them. They aren't smart enough to stay away from the cat food, either. We might have a sneaky puppy, but we found a sneaky place to hide the cat food from her. I think we found the perfect spot!