Today I was dosing lambs, sorting skinny ewes from those in good condition, giving cobalt boluses and vitamin doses to ewes and at the same time being sketched by a visiting artist; all in a shepherd’s day’s work I say.

Rosamond Casey is visiting us from the USA, she is a dear old family friend and an artist whom I much admire.

Rosamond Casey Starts to Sketch

Rosamond Casey Starts to Sketch

While I was getting the sheep into the yard she sketched the buildings and a bit of the sheep run.

Rosamond Casey Outer Yard & Sheep Run

Rosamond Casey’s Sketch of Outer Yard & Sheep Run

When I started dosing the lambs, she loved how their heads could hardly peered out over the sides of the run.

A Ewe & Lambs in Sheep Run

A Ewe & Lambs in Sheep Run

Rosamond Casey Lamb Peering Out Over the Sheep Run

Rosamond Casey’s Lamb Peering Out Over the Sheep Run

There was a wonderful companionable silence as she sketched and worked away while I was dosing sheep.

Sheep Queued Up Ready For Dosing

Sheep Queued Up Ready For Dosing

Rosamond Casey's Sketch of Me Dosing Lambs

Rosamond Casey’s Sketch of Me Dosing Lambs

There were moments as always when the sheep wouldn’t budge into the run so the silence would be broken, but it seemed there might also have been artistic moments of frustration as well.

Rosamond Casey Either Pulling Her Hair in Frustration or Pulling it Out of Her Face

Rosamond Casey Either Pulling Her Hair in Frustration or Pulling it Out of Her Face

As I worked through the sheep she soon had her subjects all around her free to sketch them with out fences to interfere with her line of vision.

Rosamond Sketching the Loose Sheep

Rosamond Sketching the Loose Sheep

Rosamond Casey's Sketch of Sugar

Rosamond Casey’s Sketch of Sugar

If you have enjoyed these working sketches please do go and visit Rosamond Casey’s web site. http://www.rosamondcasey.com/

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