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Welcome to Seattle, OK

July 7, 2010

Just kidding 🙂

It sure does feel like we’ve been transported to the Pacific Northwest, doesn’t it? I can’t remember the last time it rained most of 4th of July weekend, can you? So far, even though we’ve received a bunch of precipitation, it has been spread across enough days that we haven’t had any repeat flooding problems. However, we are keeping a close eye on the forecast, and we have both the ewes and the lambs pastured with access to high ground, just in case.

While we’re waiting for summer to return, I thought it would be fun to show you a few pictures from right before the flood, when we were ear tagging and vaccinating the lambs.

Eureka doesn't look too pleased to be getting vaccinated

The look on Eureka’s face cracked me up when I was reviewing the pictures later that evening. For what are we vaccinating? The shorthand term is CD/T: Clostridium Perfringens Types C&D/Tetanus Toxoid. C&D are two types of clostridial bacteria to which lambs are especially susceptible. Clostridium Tetani is something I’m vaccinated for as well 🙂

Is that not the coolest pattern??? First time we've seen this coloring on any of our paint lambs.

We tend to handle the lambs a lot when they are few days old, but as they age and we get busy with lambing, we don’t catch them as much. So it was a fun surprise to catch Hickory, daughter of Charlotte and Dante, and see this interesting mottled color pattern. I’m thinking Dante is responsible, since this was his first crop of lambs.

Ketchikan says "Talk to the hoof!"

As it turns out, the silver opaque print has not held up well at all. We’re going back to black ASAP for the ear tags.

Hope you enjoyed the light-hearted look at some of our young ladies.

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