We are now in that last calm period of winter before the major storm of spring work hits.
We shear the flock on 28 March and that is the start of the busy season. After shearing we have to get our federal flock inspection done, all the sheep vaccinated, toes trimmed on any we missed over winter, and the irrigation and pastures ready for sheep. We could start lambing as early as 22 April and the ewes have to be out on pasture by then.
But for now the ewes are getting fat and sassy. The rams are fighting less and less and the yearlings are starting to look and act like adult sheep.
We hope for more snow or our water will be very short for the year. Right now though things are clear and nearly dry with most of the major mud gone.