Dosing the rams can be a short and easy job if the boys behave, which luckily they did today.

Zwartbles Rams in the Sheep Race

Zwartbles Rams in the Sheep Race

I was giving the boys their fluke worm dose, a cobalt bolus, a foot bath and also checking out that they had no bumps, cuts or any other damage or health issues.

Welchman Licking his Lips after His Fluke Dose

Welchman Licking his Lips after His Fluke Dose

Once dosing and correct time in foot bath are done they are let out into the dry yard for their feet to dry. After which I choose a ram to wear a farm safety vest as we will be trotting along a public road to their next field. I know I can hear you laugh, but because the sheep are black they are much harder to see so this helps slow down cars and amuses the people in them.

Tornado Wearing the Vest

Tornado Wearing the Vest

So out the yard and down the driveway we go, me with a magic bucket of sheep nuts and Tornado with the farm safety vest on. We pass the ewes and lambs on our way to the road.

Greeting The Ewes & Meeting The Lambs

Greeting the Ewes & Meeting the Lambs

Out onto the public road and a short gallop for the sheep and a jog for me we head to their next grazing paddock. Tornado bolts ahead as he knows the way and is more interested in the next patch of fresh grass than the dry crunchy sheep nuts.

Tornado Leads the Way Down the Road

Tornado Leads the Way Down the Road

The Welchman thinks it is a race so quickly over takes Tornado only to find he missed the turn into the paddock which Tornado has leaped into over a large long puddle.

Tornado Leaping Over a Puddle into the Paddock

Tornado Leaping Over a Puddle into the Paddock

 

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