Winter Tales

It seems that the drought is coming to an end… but you know what they say – “Don’t count your chicks before they hatch”. Instead, I will continue my new found shoveling regime. 

Winter has hit hard this year in NW Colorado. Snow storms roll in every few days, dumping at least a few inches of snow in town, with more in the high country.  The sheep are currently out on the ‘desert’, which is technically high-desert.  Our sheep, along with other ranchers’ sheep and cattle spend the winter on the high desert to avoid deep mountain snow while having greater access to natural forage. Some ranchers provide supplemental feed to their livestock, including us.  

Since our herds of sheep constantly have shepherd’s or sheep herders with them, feeding on a daily basis is consistent for each herd. I was lucky enough to tag along last winter to experience feeding with team horses… it is a sight to see! I won’t lie, the wind was cold and may have impacted my overall photo taking capabilities but it is still an experience worth sharing. Check it out and let me know your thoughts! 


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