Farm News And Mist’s Progress

This week Michael had some fun moving a batch of bold hoggets. They had to go up the road to another field and go past a field of ewes in the process. So, the first time up past the ewes an enterprising bunch of them decided to burst a hole through the hedge. Now all the hoggets and the ewes are in together, nicely mixed up, and Michael had to bring the whole lot in. Then he fenced the part of the hedge where they burst through, sorted out the sheep into their respective batches. Put the ewes back where they belong and run the hoggets to where they were going for the second time. But oh no, the hoggets had different ideas. This time two of them jumped over the new fence into the field of ewes! AH!! Michael had to bring in all the ewes again and sort through them, again, to pick out the two bold hoggets! Now, third time lucky, Michael puts the ewes back to their field and this time the hoggets are too tired to do anything but plod out to the rest of their friends in their new field.

As you can see Mist is back to full health, her paws are healed and Nell is delighted that her work load is halved again! In the picture below Mist is the dog taking on the sheep and Nell is ‘watching her back’!!


In other news, Michael will be taking some sheep to the Lleyn sale in Roscommon tomorrow, Saturday 15th of September. I will report back on his endeavors next week.

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