Friday, March 11, 2011

Shear Craziness

Well, when the Weather Channel shows up in one's area, it usually means the weather is going to be crappy.  Hence, last night into this morning as Mike was reporting from downtown Cleveland.  When I peeked out the window at 4:30 am it did not look promising, perhaps annoying would be the better word.  The news channels were not reporting much on school closings so I went about my normal routine. The channel I usually watch really had no closings so I figured due to so many snow days used by most districts (not mine of course) schools were open. So off I went to school. When I got onto the road I decided to call my Dad, but I noticed that there was a call from the school district??? Seriously?  I called my buddy teacher from school who then told me she texted me that we were closed and then proceeded to call me a geek and to go back home.  Yes, I guess I was a geek, perhaps I should have turned the channel to see that the other channels were reporting us closed.

Now I want to explain that I do NOT have a creek in this part of my yard.  This creek is the result of the snow melt and rain over the past 2 weeks.  It will now continue to get bigger because all of this snow when it melts by mid-week as the temps are going into the 50's, has nowhere to go as the ground is totally saturated.

My poor feathered friends!  The red winged black birds have come back and I have seen the robins hopping around too.  I noticed some old nests in the barn have new dressings in them. They are probably thinking "What the #@*#?"

Never to be outdone by the weather, Crazy Daisy was out to see what mischief she could get into.  First the bird feeders..............

........then trying to find fresh pine needles........

......and then following me to see if she could get into the house.  I told her the buck stops on the front porch and she would have to either wait for me or just go back to the barn with her baby.  She eventually found her way back after nibbling on whatever vegetation she could find under the snow.  Simon kitty was probably thinking she is one crazy goat.
Tomorrow there is a 30% chance of rain as the temps go into the mid 40's.  This is why I have no desire to shear the sheep in March.  The weather here just flips all over the place.  I do not have a big enough barn to close the sheep in comfortably when the weather goes bad.  I am not going to chance the sheep getting sick either and since I am never going to plan on breeding 10 or more ewes at one time ( I have 2 due in early April ) I will wait 'till April.  I have scheduled shearing for April 19th.  This is my springbreak week at school.  Now if for some insane reason the weather get grossly hot in early April I will reschedule the shearing for and just take a day off of work.  Tomorrow I am making a run down to Amish Country to pick up a few things and maybe look into buying a canoe.........


Tracey said...

I bet you and all the critters...not just the birds are thinking "What the #@*#?"
I can't believe all that water. You poor need to move to Florida!
:) Tracey

Susan said...

Odd, our blog pix look amazingly similar. Maybe because we're both in Ohio? Though I notice the lack of a Cardi in yours!!! What's up with that???
Will Dix get to go canoeing with Mom :)