Yesterday three sheep got out. I couldn't figure out why Seasaidh was bawling her head off. Watched her for a while from the warmth of the house, and saw her staring into the duck yard. Then I spied a sheep, and another, then a third. Eating the corn thrown out for the ducks and geese. They'd busted through the fence, in 2 places. Herded them out the duck yard, with both Anni and Lisa excitedly running around them. By the time I emerged from the shed with the drill, screws and a bucket of sunflower seeds, the 2 younger girls and put themselves back in, just Buttercup was running around, baa-ing. Screwed the fence slats back into place, opened the gate and led her back in, then fed handfuls of BOSS to all the sheep. Been a while since we had a sheep escape.
Busy drying Daisy May for her calf which should be due in the next 2 to 3 months. And Dolly seems to be sympathy striking ! So, back to twice a day milking to up her production, as 1 1/2 gallons per day doesn't meet my herdshare owner needs. She gave just over a gallon this morning, and will see what I get from her tonight. Stopped Daisy May from going into her stall in the milk parlour by putting some grain down in the feeder in the lower barn, and not in her usual place. Put meds up each teat 2 days ago, so now just watching to make sure she doesn't pick up mastitis while her body adjusts to stopping milk production. I'm reducing the amount of grain she gets, until it'll only be a few corn kernels. The bigger thing is to keep her from pooping in the milk parlour :).
Herbie is working again today, think this is the 3rd Sunday in a row he has been called in to work on his day off. Historically, March has been a very quiet month, with him often getting a 3-day weekend, so money has always been tighter, but so far, things seem to be busy as usual.
Teri popped in for a visit and to collect eggs, another 6-dozen after the dozen she took on Friday ! So pleased the girls are upping their production. Saw another goose egg in the window well, thought I'd leave it there until tomorrows' egg was laid there too.