It did snow about four inches and got cold. It was minus -3 the next morning. That is about as cold as it had gotten all winter and its April.
I fed the cows that morning. The grass is starting to green up and the cows can smell the new grass and they want to quit eating hay, but this morning hay was good
I have since moved them to a different pasture and they are content to be grazers..
Then we had to change the barn around and prepare it to move sheep through it so we could shear. They will need to be able to get into the barn once they are fresh sheared. It takes a couple of weeks for them to get toughened in without their wool. Plus we are still lambing the yearling ewes, so have to keep them separate.
Shearing day arrived and we just had family help to push sheep. The crew consisted of five shearers and two wool helpers. The day was warm and calm. Like 70 degrees.
Part of the crew push sheep to the crowding pen. Then we push them single file down the alley and up the ramp into the trailer.
This is part of my crew to push the ewes up the alley. It really goes pretty good, once in a while we get a stubborn one. We ate lunch in the barn. Everyone could distance as much as the needed. Once the food shows up so does the guard dog.
It looked like rain so we loaded the wool on the trailer and headed to Belle Fouche and the wool warehouse. Due to the tariff war and the virus the wool market is non-existent. Our wool is high quality and typically goes to the military for uniforms and also the high end wool socks.
Wool stacked in the wool warehouse in Belle Fouche.
Now today Easter Sunday another snow storm came through and left about an inch of new snow