December 28, 2010

Winter Sheep Feeders


Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and all the best that the New Year has to offer!

This small wooden feeder was built for the Corriedales but works far better for the small framed Black Welsh ewes. It is placed near the fence so I can toss wafers of hay into it (from rectangular bales - "small squares").

This is a modified round bale feeder for cattle. Cable and puckboard have been rivetted on, to keep sheep from climbing in. There are two round feeders for a flock of 40 Corriedales - lots of room for everyone. Because they are so big and wooly in the winter they stick to each other like velcro if they crowd to close to each other!

2 comments:

Lona said...

Great modification on the round bale feeder. We keep trying to find things that work better--always.

Happy New Year to you, also!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Necessity is the mother of invention, they say. Never thought of them 'sticking' together! Took delivery on my lamb. Chickened out on some of the cuts. I guess I was feeling a little 'high maintenance' for the cutter. Because I live alone I wanted small packages. Still renovating so have not had an oven. Have put some in the crockpot. Can hardly wait to really cook.