Lowri - I got to go herding again today. TM spent time with me on my outruns. I don't like going clear out around which makes the lift and fetch problematic. I can control their heads, but I can't do a straight fetch to TM. That makes her cranky. It is hard to balance my need for control against her wanting me to listen.
Today, I helped TM move one of the ewes out to the big field with our ram and the cows. Her babies are old enough to wean. I did a really good job helping TM. We got her separated out with very little fuss. Her babies are calling out to her. It is kind of a sad sound. Fortunately, they will forget about her in a couple of days. TM makes sure there is plenty of grain for the lambs. They are growing like weeds!
I am going to post some of my pictures from yesterday, because MC takes great pictures. TM really likes that I work like a cutting horse when I am holding the stock. She just wishes I would work a little farther off the sheep.
|Here I am bringing the sheep to TM|
|The lambs are very wild. I am having a BLAST!|
|They are all supposed to stay together. I am making that happen.|