Aloysius and his bad boy gang of five led me on a merry chase this morning. I went out to feed the boys and there where only 13 heads bending at the feed trough. So with a bucket containing some lamb nuts in it, I set off through our woods and around the neighbors fields.

Our Ivy Covered Wood

Our Ivy Covered Wood

Calling and calling, usually I would hear them call back saying “we are over here” but there was not a sound. Finally I find a small paddock and in the back end are five very bad boys not saying a thing. I walk into the small field, call giving the bucket a shake and they respond with a loud greeting and gallop towards me.

Bad Boy's Galloping Towards Me

Bad Boy’s Galloping Towards Me

I must say I don’t blame them as the field is deep in very nice grass and if I were in their shoes I would have escaped into this field. The magic bucket does it’s trick and they trot out the gate following.

Out the Gate

Out the Gate

We have to cross a field or two to get to the gap they have made of tumbled down stones in our wall.

Happily Following the Magic Bucket

Happily Following the Magic Bucket

Following Through Field Flowers

Following Through Field Flowers

Aloysius  Leading His Boy's Through the Tall Grass

Aloysius Leading His Boy’s Through the Tall Grass

We walk through some tall grasses full of meadow flowers then down into a mowed part of the field all the boy’s following me without a bother.

Heading Down Our Neighbors field to Our Wall

Heading Down Our Neighbors field to Our Wall

Here is a short film of the bad boy Zwartbles woolly jumpers returning into our field from over the broken down wall and joining the rest of the good ram lambs.

Ram Lambs Reunited

Ram Lambs Reunited

Now to repair the wall would take some time and as money is in short supply at the moment the best temporary fencing would have to do, pallets and baling twine. I’m lucky as today it was due to have rained heavily but the mountain Slievenamon seems to have had her fun & split the clouds so no rain down our Nore valley but loads either side. So I was able to do all the work in dry but very humid weather.

Pallets Loaded Up With My Assistant

Pallets Loaded Up With My Assistant

Heading up the lane way the lambs all hear the quad approaching so crowd the gate.

A Slow Process Going Through the Gate

A Slow Process Going Through the Gate

When I get to the broken down wall Aloysius and his gang are hanging out, waiting to go back across the gap.

Bad Boy Gang Inspecting Quad & Trailer of Pallets

Bad Boy Gang Inspecting Quad & Trailer of Pallets

These five boy’s hang around, inspect, get into and get in the way of everything I do while closing their escape gap.

Trailer Ramp Inspection

Trailer Ramp Inspection

What's That Orange Thingy

What’s That Orange Thingy

What You Doing With These Yokes

What You Doing With These Yokes

A Close Pallet Inspection

A Close Pallet Inspection

Aloysius the Leader is First in all Inspections

Aloysius the Leader is First in all Inspections

I soon have about half of the new pallet fencing up standing and lashed in place with baling twine.

Half the Pallet Fence Up

Half the Pallet Fence Up

Finally Aloysius is getting board of all this or sees that his escape gap is slowly closing so thinks about going for another visit next door while the going is good, so jumps up on top of the wall.

Aloysius Trying to Escape While I'm Standing Their

Aloysius Trying to Escape While I’m Standing There

His gang see him there and start to follow him.

The Gang Start Following Their Leader

The Gang Start Following Their Leader

I grab the bucket and shake it bringing them all back into our field.

Aloysius is First to the Bucket

Aloysius is First to the Bucket

Aloysius is First There With His Second in Command Seconds Later

Seconds Later His 2nd Command

I continue working away slowly as there is only me doing the job and the stones keep rolling at awkward moments.

My Third Arm Working

My Third Arm Working

Finally only a narrow gap remains.

The Escape Gap About to Close

The Escape Gap About to Close

The whole time I have been working Aloysius and his gang have not strayed far except for their one escape attempt.

The Boy's Just Hanging Out While I Work

The Boy’s Just Hanging Out While I Work

I’m about to close up the trailer when the rest of the ram lambs coming galloping over to see if any food is going.

The Job Done & the Rest of the Ram Lambs Arrive

The Job Done & the Rest of the Ram Lambs Arrive

2 Responses to Aloysius and His Bad Boy Gang

  1. judy maxwell says:

    Such bold boys – naughty step for them!!

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