Poor Ma Ingalls


Snowy the sheep in less snowy days

So. This snow has a downside. It is called “Frozen water pump.” For the past few days, I have had to schlep water, two gallons at a time, about 300′ through knee-high snow all the way to the sheep’s water trough. Why only two gallons at a time, you ask? Well, because their gate is frozen open in a way that your average winter coat-wearing woman can shimmy through but the average full-pelted sheep cannot. Thus, I can’t carry (or lift over the gate) anything fatter than a gallon at a time, either.

It has all been rather humbling. Poor sheep! But it’s almost a month until spring…

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2 responses to “Poor Ma Ingalls

  1. Ugh. On the positive side, sheep don’t drink very much. 🙂

  2. farmer, vet and feeder of all animals

    Been there done that last year!–now think cows worth hmmphh! Been lucky this year so far—just a bit of hot water to un thaw the larger unheated tank once in a while.

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