Thursday, March 24, 2011

A Lambing Journal - Day 31

We had no new lambs today, which was a blessing.  This morning, I dumped 1.2 inches of rain from the rain gauge (the haul from the previous 24 hours).  Tonight, there's at least 1.2 inches more, which brings us to more than 11 inches for March!  We're over 40 inches since October 1 - our normal precipitation here is about 30 inches.  Everything is so soggy - our pond overflowed today for just the second time in 11 years.

We also had amazing wind today.  I haven't seen any reports, but I'm certain we had 30 mph winds in Auburn - maybe stronger.  We spent much of the day making sure our portable electric fences were still standing.

The lambs dealt with the weather just fine.  They are on very good pasture (at our friends' Bud and Jean Allender's).  When I walked through them this afternoon, they had found all of the sheltered spots in their paddock (including underneath a rototiller attachment for the Allender's tractor).

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