Feeding the boys this morning got a giggle out of my niece as one of the boy’s was a bit sloppy about his food. We arrived into their field and started across towards the feed trough.

Trotting ahead to the Feed Trough

Trotting ahead to the Feed Trough

When we were stopped in our tracks by a big boy wanting to bucket dive before any of the others got a chance.

Bucket Diving Ram Lamb

Bucket Diving Ram Lamb

Messy Eater Spraying Pellets Everywhere

Messy Eater Spraying Pellets Everywhere

Even after I have emptied the bucket this little man still thinks there is food on the quad.

Empty Buckets Still Seem Better than Eating With the Crowd

Empty Buckets Still Seem Better than Eating With the Crowd

Next stop was looking in on the rams who had settled in nice and easy with each other.

Tornado Inspecting My Niece as my Neice Inspects Him

Tornado Inspecting My Niece as my Niece Inspects Him

One of today’s jobs was sorting the fat ewes from the thin. So I called the flock over to the gate to bring them into a smaller paddock for sorting.

Ewes Come When They are Called

Ewes Come When They are Called

Once they are sorted I call them back up to the field gate.

Coming up to be Released Out Into the Field

Coming up to be Released Out Into the Field

When I open the gate they gallop through.

Galloping Through the Gate

Galloping Through the Gate

This sorting of the fat from the thin is thirsty work when your a fat ewe.

Little Wren Thirst After all the Sorting

Little Wren Thirst After all the Sorting

After all this sheep work I feel it’s time for some nature education for my niece, so we start by learning the different leaves from some of the trees that we have growing around us.

Horse Chestnut, Ash, Holly, Cherry, Copper Beech, Beech & Hawthorn

Horse Chestnut, Ash, Holly, Cherry, Copper Beech, Beech & Hawthorn

We also watch as 3 pollinators compete for the nectar of a freshly blooming flower.

A Cabbage White Butterfly with 2 Hoverflys

A Cabbage White Butterfly with 2 Hover Flies Also Called a Flower Fly

After lunch it was work I had to do on my own, I Don’t think my sister in-law would have liked a greasy little girl. I had to grease up the fertilizer spreader so that it would work easily spreading grass food before the coming rain.

Love My Greasy Oily Hands

Love My Greasy Oily Hands

I want to enrich my grass with a feeding as the dry spell as set back grass growth. I’m hoping this will give it a much needed boost so I can have a good flush of grass for when the ewes go to the rams in October.

Loading Up With Grass Food

Loading Up With Grass Food

I’m very lucky that we have a farm supply so close, this makes it all so easy to load up and I can leave them the empty plastic bags.

Loaded Up & Ready To Go

Loaded Up & Ready To Go

When I have finished and am cleaning up the spreader who should arrive and tried to look like he had been working hard all day, when he was probably sleeping under a bush somewhere.

Bodacious Arrives When Everything Has Been Hosed Down

Bodacious Arrives When Everything Has Been Hosed Down

The last job of the day is calling in the boys and counting their heads as the light fades and shadows lengthen.

Some of the Boys Sihouetted in the Evening Light

Some of the Boys Sihouetted in the Evening Light

Coming to the Call

Coming to the Call

The Last Lamb Leaping

The Last Lamb Leaping

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