Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Resting During The Heat Of The Day

The dog teams had more trouble with heat this year than cold and most mushers stopped during the heat of the day to rest.  Our freshly shorn sheep are actually enjoying the warm sun.  We've had a couple of chilly nights, but not terrible, and once the sun comes up, everyone is warm and comfy.  I glad we didn't shear the oldies though.




Hydration is important, too ;-).


Frankie lays down to sleep more than any horse I've ever known.  This is his outdoor bed.  He also sleeps in his run in stall sometimes, too, but this is where I most often see him.  Oh, and out on the hillside is another favorite.  He eat until he gets too sleepy and then just lays down.  Rough life :-).





Biscuit's "racing stripes" are from itching along the rusty gate.  That boy needs a bath, but I sure don't want to wish for rain :-o.



I've got the body basically finished (still deciding on final length and what sort of bottom edging I want) and both sleeves started, so I can almost see the lights of Nome off in the distance. Once I get finished, I'll get the official shearing post up and also some other fun pictures from before shearing.

In the meantime, enjoy sitting in the sun with everyone for a few minutes :-).


11 comments:

  1. Ok, I have considered it long and hard... Since I will be gone and therefore unable to return as one of MY animals, I think I want to come back as one of yours..😎😂

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  2. Do your sheep do a "meet and Greet" after shearing or do they all recognize each other?

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  3. Nekkid sheeps galore! Interesting about Frankie laying down to sleep:)

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  4. How do you keep that water trough so clean??!!!

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  5. Happy Spring! It's nice to see everyone enjoying the sunshine.

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  6. I think Frankie's ease of sleeping and laying down has to do with the fact that he is as happy as can be in his new home!

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  7. I'll be glad for our sun to warm up enough we can sit in it. Your sun and sheep make me want to join them!

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  8. Could there be anything more peaceful?

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  9. I echo the “Meet and Greet” question too.

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  10. You know, this year we didn't have too much confusion of who was who. Some years it's a kung foo fight after shearing ;-D.

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  11. I dump and scrub the water tank every week/10 days and have a mesh scoop for removing straw and hay that flies into it.

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