I sheared him, and although the staple length is rather short given his young age, it is just the softest. Had to read the shearing manual on how to insert the blade, but figured it out, and the shearing went really well. The wool is very clean, probably also due to all the rain we've had so he had a few natural baths !
Sargeant is not doing well again. I de-wormed him with a little food this morning, and he was yelping on the buggy when I took Fish out to the graveyard. Mixed him up some Senecot with bicarb, castor oil, yoghurt and water, and force-fed him 3/4 syringe and he is looking much better. Actually wagging his tail. I put him under the heat lamp as he was shivvering, and he's moved partially out from under it, so is self-regulating his temperature, all good signs, methinks.
Yep, Misty, Herbie loves my farm breakfasts, so do I. Now added bacon and hash-browns to what I used to make, and it is not boerewors, but rather a Polish kind of smoked sausage. I make boerewors, but can only easily buy the fake casings which burst during cooking, letting all the juices escape. Also, our beef is sooo lean that it's not best suited for boerewors. Maybe I can put a little mutton fat it with it ?
Just fed Wanda, looked at all the sheep and think maybe I should re-check their eyes for anemia. Checked Fishs' and they were pink and although I thought about cutting him open to see what was inside, and skinning him as his leather would be thin, supple and soft, but there is a hay field to cut, we expect 30% chance of rain again on Friday so have 2 days to cut, dry, rake and bale.
Checked the vege garden. Lost one Roma tomato, but all the others are doing well. Can see some little sprouts, though didn't have the plan with me so not sure what it was. Betsy helped me identify the mystery herb yesterday, lemon balm. Makes a good tea. Have been reading up on dandelions, very good for the liver. Need to share with Heather. After doing the hay, maybe I can dig up some dandelion roots, they can be a foot and a half long, dry and roast them, then grind and use as coffee. Going to harvest some leave to make a pasta dish.