Lowri - Tonight we went back to the farm. TM had me help her right off. We brought the ewes and lambs into the duck arena and then I helped her put the ewes in the small pen. TM had me sit in a particular spot while she moved all the lambs out of the pen. Then I got to help again. I moved the lambs back to their field.
It was kind of weird. TM had me move just a couple of feet at a time. She wanted me to be able to stop them from running to their mamas, but at the same time I was supposed to put just a little pressure on them to get them to move to the gate. I would move a few steps to the side and then walk up a couple of steps toward the lambs. They quietly moved out the gate. I have never seen lambs move quietly before! Weird...
Then I moved the ewes out into their field. TM had me get between them and the lambs and just sit. I was amazed that worked too. Maybe TM does know something about herding. Who knew?!?!?
Kevin - I got to play with Aidan. He has such nice floppy ears. They are fun to pull.