I haven’t posted in a while because this time of year there isn’t much changing on the farm. We are beginning to see cooler temperatures especially at night and in the early morning and the flock has been enjoying that and taking advantage of it whenever they can to graze without overheating. Otherwise, they mostly stick to the shady parts of the pasture so we don’t actually see them as much this time of year!
The summer started off very wet but its been pretty dry for the second half and I’m crossing my fingers that that doesn’t mean our pasture will die off early, we like it best when we can keep the flock on pasture as late into the fall/early winter as possible before switching them to hay. Right now the pasture is mostly full of this shrubby weed that no one likes to eat. Anyone know what it is (other than annoying)?
Of course, the best way to deal with the heat is to cool off with a nice mud bath, at least that’s what Schnitzel thinks.
In other news, I just installed a new mineral feeder which is larger than the old one so that now more animals can get to it at once and it will need refilling less often.