Sunday, April 1, 2012
Ram Pen Cleaning
My dad is coming to visit and he wants to do some carpentry work around here, especially in the ram pen. That means it was time to get the place cleaned out from the Winter mess.
The cattle panel divider that was keeping me safe from them was actually broken in places. When the Commander and I tried to pull it out we discovered it was stuck fast, we were going to have to dig it out.
It seems that there was quite a bit of waste hay in there.
A lot more than either of us had imagined!
Hoss was excited by all the commotion and came forward for some loving. He loves to have his head rubbed, it makes his little tail wag so fast.
This is why there is so much waste hay in there, these guys are pigs.
Three and one half hours later we were done. The treated wood was wet but clear.
I put down a bit of DE and then opened the dutch doors to let things air out and dry. Four rams is too many, someone is going to have to go.
We are going to have the rams sheared this year as they are too hard to roo. From left to right we have; Wild Man (Alder), Ironwood, and Killarney.
And of course there is Hoss, he is staying.
Ironwoods horns are magnificent, but since he is suspected of killing Jeepers and Alma he is going to go.
Killarney's horn are wider but less massive. Like Hoss he is also very gentle so he will probably stay.
Wild Man (Alder) has very wide horns and also hasn't been bred with any of the girls except for Kia so he will stay and get a shot at all the girls next year.
Next up, pictures of the wonderful work my father completed for me!