Monday, January 31, 2011
Mucky & Yucky & Ouch!
Goth,my ram, penned in the little run I use to confine him while I clean out his pen. Goth is dangerous because he is a ram, and especially because he is a 4 horned ram. I will not work inside a pen with him, that would be asking for severe injury or death. You cannot appreciate how much work I did here, but the yuck and muck was well over the concrete block supporting the shelter post. The muck was about a foot deep. I was sure I would get this done with no problem once Goth was confined elsewhere.
Little did I know that cleaning just this pen would hurt so bad...(BTW, the tarps in the background obstruct Goth's view of the other sheep , thus minimizing his ramming of the fences)The mucking out caused great injury to my back and for the last few days I have been in pain and of little use to anyone around here. My poor husband has been doing all the chores and fixing our meals. I can barely sit at the computer to enjoy reading your blogs. Seems it is not only the head of a ram that causes injury,the output from the other end of the ram and wet straw are as heavy as a ton of bricks. I felt a little better today, but am going to take it very easy tomorrow. I still have a lot more work to do before lambing begins and I need my back to work so I can get back to work~