Today was topping fields before the coming rain. It seems I was 6 hours on the machine, with a break for lunch and a glass of water for me and refueling for the machine.

Mr. B Helping With the Morning Fuel Fill Up

Mr. B Helping With the Morning Fuel Fill Up

As always Bodacious helps out with the fill up and needs to inspect the machine before we are allowed to go out to work.

Both Tanks Need a Fill Up

Both Tanks Need a Fill Up

After the fill up and I’m seated ready to go, Mr. B asks for his ride down to the field.

Mr. B Asking for a Ride

Mr. B Asking for a Ride

Mr. B the Pillion Passenger

Mr. B the Pillion Passenger

Once down in the fields I have a hard time keeping the sheep from following me through the gates and mixing with the divided flock, ewe lambs with hoggets.

Hoggets & Lambs Trying to Follow Me

Hoggets & Lambs Trying to Follow Me

Dogs Staying Out of the Way

Dogs Staying Out of the Way

The next field it doesn’t matter so much as it is just the drying ewes and fat hoggets. They get very excited about the possibility of fresh grass on the other side of the gate.

Galloping Down to the Open Gate of Fresh Grass Possibilities

The Open Gate of Fresh Grass Possibilities

Charging Down the Hill & Through the Gate

Charging Down the Hill & Through the Gate

Mow mow mow your grass gently down the field; merrily merrily merrily merrily down the slopes we go.

The Pit Stop Refueling Team

The Pit Stop Refueling Team

Well that was fun!!! (NOT!!) sliding down a steep hill sideways with mower going!!!

Well that was fun!!!(NOT!!) sliding down a steep hill sideways with mower going!!! Dry land is as slick as ice in places!!

Dry Land is as Slick as Ice in Places!!

As the day passes it is time for the evening rounds and Mr. B is ready to help.

Lambs Food Getting Inspected

Lambs Food Getting Inspected

Bodacious Getting Impatient to Start the Round

Bodacious Getting Impatient to Start the Rounds

The Ram lambs are the first to get their supper and are ready and waiting for their food.

Mr.B Waiting for Me To Serve the Lambs Supper

Mr.B Waiting for Me To Serve the Lambs Supper

Lambs Supper Being Studiously Observed

Feeding Lambs Being Studiously Observed

Once the lambs have been fed it’s time to go back to the yard. I walk a little faster than Bodacious so close gates before he catches up so he has to use his cat squeeze, a small gap between the stone wall and the gate post.

Mr. B Using The Cat Squeeze

Mr. B Using The Cat Squeeze

All this trotting around after me making sure I do every thing correctly is hot work for a big fluffy cat so a water stop is required.

Quenching His Thirst

Quenching His Thirst

Mr. B Back Lite By the Sun Drinking

Mr. B Drinking Back Lite By the Sun

Once all the animals have been seen to and had their evening meals it is finally my turn.

A Nice Chilled Glass of Prosecco

A Nice Chilled Glass of Prosecco

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