Been a long time since we had a week of snow on Rona, or at least snow showers. Worrying to waken up to this to-day.
When I opened the curtains and saw three inches of snow I went, ok here we go. Not quite looking forward to digging lambs out but given the temperature last night I was worried.
But it was not long (two hours) before the sun came out and I would guess by mid day most of it will be away.
Once I had dealt with the bulk of the sheep, a head count and fed, it was onto feed the twin lamb that was struggling. After that a dose of Parafend and antibiotics for the Mother. The Ewe has scour and it is going to be touch and go if we can keep the lambs on her. Apart from that it is messy to say the least.
So to-day’s job is to clean out the pen, it stinks!!!
I thought since I was there I’d get the boat in off the mooring for tomorrows trip to Portree. We need more sheep feed after heavier feeding this week.
Not very often you can say that you were rowing in the snow. The boat started first turn although I had a wee issue last trip to Portree, so I’ll be watching it carefully tomorrow.
I had a sail round the Bay taking photos then put MV Rona to the Pontoon, I’ll get it ready for Portree tomorrow later. I’ll also be getting prepared for Calum coming to help put the moorings tackle back on this week. I think it may be a busy year.
I fed the ewes still to lamb then had a wee run around.
As I drove around the sun was getting pretty hot, the snow melting as fast as it fell.
That is the story this morning.