Our new puppy, Lucy is doing well and fitting into the grove of the farm. She is half Anatolian and half Pyrenees. She is shorter haired with a wide broad head. She likes to sit in the water trough and is usually muddy. She is good with chickens, goats, sheep, but does want to mess with those cats. Even when she gets slapped by a paw full of claws. Have had to fuss at her several times to leave the cat alone, she is not a toy.
With the heat indexes in the 105 to 110 range, I have the lambs in the shade until it cools down a bit.
Snow Man, one of our Icelandic rams was watching the ordeal with the snake. Last summer he was bit by a snake under the chin and swelled up like a basket ball. We almost lost him and it took a month for him to recover. I am sure he was happy to see us finally catch that guy... Snow man has recovered and we hope to use him for breeding this fall. He is long, wide and has the beefy butt we like. Had to take off the horns though, grew to close to his head. He carries spots and we want his build and spots this year. Will breed him to the ewes with the best horns and Havvah.
More later... Oh, do not worry Ken, the boys were not at the farm when Mr Paul and I took care of the snake. Mr Paul's grandsons are visiting from Ill.. Mr Paul did fuss at young Ken to not wear flip flops out at the farm and he is wearing shoes now... Especally after seeing the snake... Don't worry, the hospital carries Antivenin. We deal with several snake bites every summer. Antivenin covers rattle snake and cotton mouth snakes, all the viper group.