Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tucking Up Sheep

Gibson and I in the evening, moving a group of sheep up to the rest of the flock.  We are out a little earlier than usual and feel the gorgeous evening sun as we walk and work.  The sheep are wise to the routine so it's not a job that takes a long time.  



I am busy working on the Crooked Fences newsletter, then I'll be back with more news on the guardians and stock dogs - and some updates on the artwork front as well.


6 comments:

  1. How long is that building? Looks huge! Are your sheep sometimes in that building?

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    1. It's a long and narrow building. 140 feet long, only 32 feet wide. This is the building where we do shearing/treatment/sorting etc. So the sheep are in the building 4 - 5 days per year.

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  2. By tucking up, are you just moving the groups of sheep together but keeping them out in the "wilds" or are you bringing them up to the building each evening?

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    1. Moving them together but keeping them out in the wilds. They do not come up to the building to overnight as with the number of sheep it would be too crowded to do so on a regular basis.

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  3. I just read your newsletter....two of the puppies are GONE??? Oh no!!! I will miss them!!! You are keeping Tanner? Luckily I have my cute Maremma pup to tide me over...maybe I should spray paint her a beautiful honey color!

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    1. :-( I know. We kept BlackJack. I catch readers up on the happenings in todays post.

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