Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Making the sheeps house a home....

The past few days have seen a flurry of activity on the sheep field.

First to appear was the scratching post. We just took 2 fence posts and drove them into the ground with the post driver. It looks like the sheep might even be using it as there are traces of wool all over it now. I hope they are enjoying it...

Next to arrive was the field shelter for the sheep. We ordered an ark that should be able to house up to about 15 sheep, so at least there is room to grow. The sheep hurdles also arrived which means that we'll now be able to round them up for shearing, worming and checking their feet occasionally.

We even managed to tempt them inside the sheep hurdles. We'll use the next few days to get them used to the hurdles and they will remain out, this is so that they don't only associate the hurdles with being herded into the pen. Otherwise you can just imagine that they'd run to the far corners of the field every time they saw the hurldes appear. I hope it works.

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