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Dealing with oppressive heat

The last few days have not only seen very high temperatures for Iowa, but when combined with the humidity, the heat has been oppressive. Worse yet, the night-time lows have remained around eighty, meaning that our sheep can’t even cool off at night – the very worst of hot weather in the Midwest. This type […]

More on McKinley

I wrote last Wednesday about McKinley, the ewe who lost the skin and wool on her rump due to unknown causes. As shepherdess of our flock, it’s up to me to keep our flock healthy and safe, and I had obviously failed McKinley. Even worse, I had no idea how this had happened. Why had […]