Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Jugs

We are virtually finished with the garage lambing jugs. All that is left is to hang heat lamps from the back of each jug and lay down straw. Oh, and have lambs of course :)
Does anyone know where I can get these green sheep panels? I bought these used and have no idea who the manufacturer is. They are pretty old...


Sunning area, front of garage.


View from garage door


View from back of pens towards door

Last year we only had one pen and no alley way, the pen included the doorway so we could let ewes in or out, but it caused some distress when we had to take one ewe out so the other could be alone in the pen to lamb. We ended up opening the door and putting something up to act as a half door so the lambing ewe could still see the other ewe. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? I am really excited to use this new set up this year, I think we though of everything. I hope we thought of everything....

6 comments:

Sharon said...

You really know how to decorate a garage and give it that "something."

Julie said...

Becky,
Those green panels look like standard green coated farm gates or corral panels, and you should be able to get them at any farm store. There are other brands that come in red, blue, or plain galvanized as well.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

No, you cant, trust me Ive tried :)
I did find them on a website out of Pennsylvania or something... They are actually only made out of scrap metal so are not readily available. This company ships them out of North Carolina so the shipping to me is well over $200, with the panels costing about $52 each. To buy ten of them it would cost me about $800. A bit cost prohibitive, but I will do it eventually.

Julie said...

What's the name of the company (I'd be interested since I'm in NC). What makes them different from the gates or corral panels? Is it just that they're made from scrap metal? Just curious....

Marie said...

Have you tried Jeffers, Premier or Sheepsman? I'm too lazy to either find the catalogs or look it up.
The sheep are beautiful...I looked at your website. Really lovely flock. The jugs are nice and tidy. I want to see a photo the end of lambing season!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I have looked and looked and looked. The only place I found them is at bordersprings.com and now even that website is down.

Thanks for the kudos! My daughter is in 4-H and her presentation this year is on lambing. I think I am more excited about it than she is :)

I am planning on posting lots of lamb pictures before the end of March!