Shelter from the Rain


It’s been rainy off and on here (and supposed to be through the weekend). But unusually warm! Yesterday, when it started raining, Annabelle and Ebby, the new young ewe, were walking side by side. They passed straight by the open door of the goat house. Ebby sailed right in then looked around, confused. Annabelle had walked right on past, a heat-seeking missile headed for the barn along with Crazy. Sheep don’t like to be away from other sheep, so Ebby hightailed it out there to follow them, despite the fact that she’d been the smarter one to take the most immediate shelter. She was the last one in the barn.

I’ve noticed the sheep actually taking shelter more often than usual. I’m thinking it must be the finicky influence of the goats!

P.S. I’m kinda working like crazy right now trying to finish up final details on the craft and recipe sections of my book. I’ll be back!

Comments Leave a Comment
Share: |    Subscribe to my feed Subscribe
Posted by Suzanne McMinn on December 5, 2012  

More posts you might enjoy:

Sign up for the Chickens in the Road Newsletter


3 Responses | RSS feed for comments on this post

  1. 12-5

    I’ve been wondering how Ebby was fitting in with the other sheep. Thanks for the update!

  2. 12-6

    Farm animals are silly creatures when it comes to shelter. My female emus love to get in out of the rain and the boys couldn’t care less. Of course the fainting goats make a beeline for the shelter if they see a cloud in the sky. Heaven forbid they get wet and some of the red mud washes off. Looks like you have a mud issue in front of the barn like we have in the donkey shelter. It is treacherous. I wish I had known it would get this bad and I would have had arena sand dumped. Too late now. We’ll just be slipping and sliding all winter.

  3. 12-6

    I have noticed that my sheep don’t care to go in when it’s raining a little. But when it’s pouring, they will. But I have gone out in the morning and have seen frost on their wool. I do have shelters for the sheep, but not elaborate ones like the goats have. Mine are the same when they feel a few drops. Heading to the barn quick! And they won’t come out til they know for sure it’s over. Those are some of my favorite pictures, when the goats are all lined up at the entrance of their barn looking out.

    Have you gotten a ram yet for your ewes?

Leave a Reply

Registration is required to leave a comment on this site. You may register here. (You can use this same username on the forum as well.) Already registered? Login here.

Discussion is encouraged, and differing opinions are welcome. However, please don't say anything your grandmother would be ashamed to read. If you see an objectionable comment, you may flag it for moderation. If you write an objectionable comment, be aware that it may be flagged--and deleted. I'm glad you're here. Welcome to our community!

Daily Farm

If you would like to help support the overhead costs of this website, you may donate. Thank you!

Sign up for the
Chickens in the Road Newsletter

The Slanted Little House

"It was a cold wintry day when I brought my children to live in rural West Virginia. The farmhouse was one hundred years old, there was already snow on the ground, and the heat was sparse-—as was the insulation. The floors weren’t even, either. My then-twelve-year-old son walked in the door and said, “You’ve brought us to this slanted little house to die." Keep reading our story....

Today on Chickens in the Road

Join the Community in the Forum

Search This Blog


December 2020

Out My Window

I Love Your Comments

I Have a Cow

And she's ornery. Read my barnyard stories!

Entire Contents © Copyright 2004-2020 Chickens in the Road, Inc.
Text and photographs may not be published, broadcast, redistributed or aggregated without express permission. Thank you.

Privacy Policy, Disclosure, Disclaimer, and Terms of Use