Sundays are always the ‘escape from the field’ or ‘veterinary emergency’ day!! Ask any livestock farmer and it is always the day they “think” they are going to have an easy day when events happen that need immediate action.

I was happy to just move the ewes to a field with loads of trees so plenty of shade as it was going to be a very hot day. I walk across the field they were in to open the gate and gave a call.

Ewes Galloping Towards Shady Field

Ewes Galloping Towards Shady Field

They all come galloping, charging past me and down into the shady field

Charging Through the Gateway

Charging Through the Gateway

but some come to a stop turning to look at me as if to say, “What is the story? Where is the food?”

Where is That Food?

Where is That Food?

I shoo them on saying there is none.

Turning to Trot Down into the Shade

Turning to Trot Down into the Shade

The ewes divide into groups some trot down the hill while others take the high road into the shade.

Walking Under Beech Trees

Walking Under Beech Trees

These trees were probably planted by my Great Great Great Grandfather. I might be missing a Great there not sure.

Pippy Londstockings Under Mature Beech Trees

Pippy Londstockings Under Mature Beech Trees

Having just moved sheep into the shady field, I’m standing enjoying a moment in under trees listening to wood pigeons cooing, song birds singing & the church bells ringing for Sunday Mass down in the village. I walk out into the open part of the field only to see……..

Ooopps someone left the far gate open!!! Ewes doing a runner up the lane and into the garden!!!

Sweaty on a Sunday morning!!!!!

Bad Escaped Ewes Returning

Bad Escaped Ewes Returning

They are not happy about going back into the field and stand at the gate panting having given me a merry chase.

Escaped Ewes Panting at the Gate

Escaped Ewes Panting at the Gate

The two brains behind the great escape are looking decidedly guilty.

Great Sunday Escape Gang Leaders

Sunday Great Escape Gang Leaders

Here is a short film of the panting ewes soon after their return to the field some of them need to lie down after their merry Sunday gallop.

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