I am beginning to worry about my girls not getting enough exercise in the last few weeks of their pregnancies, so decided that I had better clear some snow from their paddock so that they would get out of the barn and move about.
I have been putting some hay out in a corner of their paddock, so the girls have one, small area that they wander out to, but it's time for them to expand their environment.
Little Rosie discovered that she is light enough to walk on TOP of the crust of the snow! She was a great helper as I slowly shoveled a path....
"Follow me Mom! I'll show you where to shovel!"
"You're not going to stop HERE, are you Mom???? There's still a whole lot of snow out there!!"
Sorry girls, I'm tired. I'm starting to try to come out of my 'hibernation' but I'm only able to take baby steps. If I try to do too much, too quickly, I get scared and run back into my cave. I know that spending time outside, in the fresh air and sunshine, with my sheep was definitely good for me!
The boys always have to make their way through the snow to get at their hay ~ I'm not hauling it all the way out to THEIR barn! I did notice that they've learned to eat snow, though.....no tracks to indicate they've made the trek to their water heated water bucket. That's a first for my boys.
Bravo doesn't look like he's suffering TOO much....
..."Rosie's not the only one who can stand on top of the snow! See, I'm not getting chubby!!"