Day Three

Well… this is certainly not what the shepherdess/s wanted to see on the third day of lambing.  The morning barn check came with about six inches of snow on the ground, and it just kept coming all. day. long.  The day was spent cleaning the heavy, wet snow off the sagging temporary fencing, checking the field often to make sure that no one decided to lamb out in nasty weather instead of the dry warm barn.
Last week we had all the barn windows open and were running exhaust fans to rid the barn of excess heat.  The night before the storm we closed all the windows but one upstairs, and filled all the troughs and a bunch of water buckets.  This turned out to be wise because the electricity went off for about 3 1/2 hours late afternoon.  We were very lucky that it came back on before dark.
Sorry to say that no lambs were born on day three, but perhaps that was a good thing because we were kept very busy just trying to stay ahead of the snow.