Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends around America,
Zion,IL; Rhinelander,WI; Bowlus,MN; Minot, ND; Chicago,IL; Petosky, MI; Mountian View,CA; Rochester,MN; Tyler, TX and Franklin, TN to name a few locales of folks that view this blog.


I took the pictures below a little while ago today. We got a fresh covering of snow, up to a couple inches. I'm getting ready to put the sheep in a corral close to the house for the winter so I dragged the pen up closer. We'll be setting up pens to divide the ones who will be bred and the ones who will not.

The pictures are kind of an update on the movable sheep pen. I had not built a top for it yet in the post and video I made earlier in the year.

I built a top by using pole barn metal siding. It wasn't wide enough for the ewes so I made an extension and covered it with a tarp. I intend to remove the tarp and replace it with metal at some point however.

This picture shows the underside which actually gives a better shot of how I constructed it.

Arie enjoyed playing in the fresh snow.
Just got done eating a fine Thanksgiving meal with one of our 20 pound home raised turkeys as the center piece. Hmm, good! The local family's all here for the occasion, my parents, Kelli's sisters and her nephews and niece. A real nice time. Something else to be thankful for.

Well, gotta go and get back to visiting.

God bless.

Until Next Time


Blogger Tom Scepaniak said...

A happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!! Cool weather eh??!! Got a couple inches of snow here, and everything is froze down for the year the way it looks. All in all everything is going good here. About the busiest year I've ever had, but the most abundant by far, praise the Lord! God Bless You All!


6:04 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Howdy Tom,

Yep it appears winter is here to stay in the Northwood’s as well. A cold one tonight with a expected low of 2 degrees and wind-chill well below zero.

From what I've seen on your blog you've sure been a busy guy the past year. I don't know how you get it all done, but I know it is the Lord that makes it all possible.

It's good to hear from you friend!

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Brian H said...

Blessings on a reflective Thanksgiving to you too!

9:38 PM  
Anonymous toongoon said...

Happy Thanksgiving, a day late but just the same. We had all of the kids and our grandson here yesterday in our little house had a great time. These are the things that make a large family worth it.
It got cold here this morning 19 degrees, no snow yet. One of the batteries on my truck died this morn, but still a blessing that it wasn't below zero when it went out on me.

That is a cool pen you got there. Have you ever considered a ramming board based on the training racks they use for training football players? Something to absorb the force of the impact, minimize the damage to the board but still allows them to practice their trade.

2:15 PM  
Blogger RL said...

Howdy Brian,
This is Sunday and we’re still eating leftovers. That’s one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving.
Hey Toongoon,
That’s neat that the family was all there. I look forward to the day when I have grandkids.

I’m not ready for the winter blasts we’ve been getting. I’m still getting the animals situated for the winter.

That’s a great idea about the ramming boards. Maybe I could put them up in such a way that the rams could move the pens by themselves and then I wouldn’t have to. :)
I like what you said, “but still allows them to practice their trade.” Made me laugh!

9:31 PM  
Anonymous toongoon said...

Great idea, RL, see if they will learn how to get to greener pastures all by themselves. I can just see them thumping that cage down the highway stopping traffic. Reminds me of the herds of sheep that block roads in Scotland but your rams bring their pen with them.

7:43 AM  

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