Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Counting Sheep on a Cold Night
The next 3 nights are going to be bitterly cold, some of the coldest Northeast Ohio has seen in a a good year or so. I just came in from doing my "late"night bedcheck with the animals. The J-Crew & the 2 bucks are good to go in their barn; Johnny is being a punk about the lean-to so TJ and Samuel are sleeping next to each other on the one outside wall. In the big barn the Nigerians are all snug together. Cubbie, my oldest Nigerian wether is sleeping in the little hay wagon; LaManchas are all snug together, Miniature horses are in their stalls and comfortable; and where are all the sheep? The majority of them are outside under the overhang......didn't they hear the radio in the barn tell them that its going to be 5 degrees tonight??
I leave the door under the overhang open just enough so the animals can come and go. I guess I worry that everyone will be fine in the cold weather. I am just curious if anyone who is reading and has sheep, do you close them up in a barn at night? do you let them have free access to come in and out of a barn at night? Guess I am just being a worry wart about the coldest nights of the year coming up.