Tuesday, May 27, 2008
More news from the sheep fold...
Some people would think that my husband and I have untraditional roles. Every morning he gets up around 6:30 and makes the coffee. Around 7:00, he usually brings me a cup in bed. We usually each then read something to spiritual nourish us. Then, Mark begins breakfast and I tend to the animals. It is a labor of love for me and for him.
First, I feed the steers that we're grain finishing for some customers. Then I visually check all 6 equines and give them a little grass hay and grain so they will always come to the barn in the morning. The 4 barn cats each get petted and one handful of cat food and the chickens get watered, fed and turned out for the day. Since Saturday, I now also carry some grain and hay to the sheep who are snug and apparently happy in their sheep pen. Well, all but Lacey, who is having some kind of identity crisis. She runs frantically over to me and tries to climb out, bleating the whole while. It kind of breaks my heart, but I really believe that it is best that she becomes socialized. She will eventually be more content and happy, I just have to be patient and let her struggle a little. It is similar to raising children. When you see your kids in a difficult spot, you often just want to step in and fix it, but that wouldn't be best for them in the long run, would it?