Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fool

After the wettest March on record, I am happy to see April arrive. Even if it is being blown in by 23 mph winds and snow flurries........ And the coming of spring brings the coming of lambs, one of my favorite times of year.
I am logging lots of barn time, getting in shape with my :
Farmgirl Fitness Program.
Pitchfork Pilates, as I fill the feed bunks with hay and clean up the spent straw, hay and ......other materials. Yes, Materials Management is my main title during lambing time, making compost and mulch from the barn clean ups.
Lamb Dodging, good for balance and quick response training as little pinball lambs dance and skitter across the barn floor as I attempt to work.
Wheelbarrow Marathon, as you can imagine- a large component of Materials Management. Too bad I can't train the sheep to use the compost pile like a cat does it's littler box.
Water Aerobics or Bucket Lift and Tote, as you can also imagine....
Mud Skating- all this rain in the paddocks makes for some lively footwork.

At this time almost half of the sheep have lambed, and the majority have twins. I can hardly wait for the weather to become mild and I can turn the ewes and lambs onto new grass pastures to eat and play the days away.