The last couple of days we’ve been vaccinating the sheep and also doing toe trims. I can’t do too many toes before my hands give out so we do them in batches. Pregnant ewes are now completely done except for the spring dewormer. I do that 24-48 hours before we turn them out on pasture so help keep the pastures cleaner. We’re holding them in the winter corrals as long as possible because the grass is still not growing well.
Adult rams and ram yearlings all vaccinated. Ram yearlings toes all done.
Left on the list, ewe yearlings shots and toes and adult ram toes. We’re slowly getting them all finished.
I’ve also been doing some farm tours. Yesterday was a group of chefs from Aspen learning about where the meat they buy from us really comes from. Some farms are charging for tours this year but I still think it’s part of my job to educate the consumers about real local food.