Out To Graze
With the arrival of the fall season the flock has settled. There is less calling between ewes and the few remaining lambs. The sheep are often still lying down when I arrive in the morning and I watch them rise and head out for the days graze. With increased predator pressure in the fall the ewes stay a bit closer together.
Today they stuck close enough to each other that when a few ewes slipped the fence the entire flock left the pasture on a walkabout. To our surprise the entire flock was wandering around the neighbours canola stubble this evening.
As soon as we rounded them up and headed them back in the direction of the pasture the ewes showed us just where they had slipped the fence. They found a spot where the wire was high due to a fence post that lifted out of the mud at the edge of a wetland.