Moor sheep

I had quite a cushie day today, a nice change for Saturdays. Apart from feeding the animals at home and cleaning the hen houses, the only thing I had to do was feed the sheep on the moor. I don’t really need to feed them just now, but I do so every Saturday so that a) they don’t go too far out the moor and b) I can check and make sure they’re all ok.

Last week when I went out, I only found 2/3 of them. This week, half of them were waiting at the boundary fence, so I fed them where they were.

20130126-210438.jpg

As you can see, it was a cracking day here. I also left out a couple of mineral licks for the sheep.

20130126-210444.jpg

There are some other sheep on the moor but by leaving the licks near the boundary fence, I think only mine will come near the licks.

I carried on out the road and soon found the other half of the sheep. I tooted the horn and they all came running.

20130126-210503.jpg

These sheep will be out on the moor until we scan them on 12th February. I’ll decide then where they’ll go, but I might leave them out until the end of Feb before taking them home to the croft.

20130126-210528.jpg

(The one over to the right isn’t my sheep)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s