Yesterday we had perfect weather to be outside- what better day to trim sheep hooves. Kip helped by holding them in a corner so I could catch them. There he is in the above picture watching the sheep. Then we took them out in the pasture to watch them eat. The low, wet areas are getting up to grazable height, whereas the high, dry areas where the sheep really prefer to be are still very short grass. So we go out and hold the sheep to grazing in their less favorite areas. Sheep like to have a good high lookout to see any predators coming, but when those areas are patrolled by a big, black wolf they are willing to eat in the low spots.
They will not, however, stand in water to eat. Here they are jumping over a puddle.
|"We're not moose you know"|
|This is Adot and her two lambs in front|
|This is the newest member of the flock. He was born Wednesday|
His mother is still very protective and he can't follow quick enough to keep up with the other sheep so Kip has to use all his patience (down, stay, walk, down) to move them along slowly.
Moving slowly across the field...
|Kip hanging out with me|
|Kinda big for a lap dog, aren't you?|