Lots of snow here in Minnesota this weekend. It's worse to the south of us; so much so that the MetroDome roof has collapsed and there's no Viking game today. The temps will be getting down in the teens and twenties below zero and the wind is cold. The sheep don't seem to notice, they have plenty of bedding and shelter.
The other change for this year's breeding pens is that I am not planning to break them up until shearing time. I really enjoy having the Shetlands and Bluefaced Leicesters in separate pens where I can feed them differently and all three of my rams are very manageable. The BFLs eat a lot more than the Shetlands. In past years when running all the ewes together I've wound up with fat Shetlands and skinny BFLs. We'll see what happens this year -- I'll probably have fat Shetlands and fat BFLs. :-)