Feeding the boys this morning got a giggle out of my niece as one of the boy’s was a bit sloppy about his food. We arrived into their field and started across towards the feed trough.
When we were stopped in our tracks by a big boy wanting to bucket dive before any of the others got a chance.
Even after I have emptied the bucket this little man still thinks there is food on the quad.
Next stop was looking in on the rams who had settled in nice and easy with each other.
One of today’s jobs was sorting the fat ewes from the thin. So I called the flock over to the gate to bring them into a smaller paddock for sorting.
Once they are sorted I call them back up to the field gate.
When I open the gate they gallop through.
This sorting of the fat from the thin is thirsty work when your a fat ewe.
After all this sheep work I feel it’s time for some nature education for my niece, so we start by learning the different leaves from some of the trees that we have growing around us.
We also watch as 3 pollinators compete for the nectar of a freshly blooming flower.
After lunch it was work I had to do on my own, I Don’t think my sister in-law would have liked a greasy little girl. I had to grease up the fertilizer spreader so that it would work easily spreading grass food before the coming rain.
I want to enrich my grass with a feeding as the dry spell as set back grass growth. I’m hoping this will give it a much needed boost so I can have a good flush of grass for when the ewes go to the rams in October.
I’m very lucky that we have a farm supply so close, this makes it all so easy to load up and I can leave them the empty plastic bags.
When I have finished and am cleaning up the spreader who should arrive and tried to look like he had been working hard all day, when he was probably sleeping under a bush somewhere.
The last job of the day is calling in the boys and counting their heads as the light fades and shadows lengthen.