Monday, July 25, 2011

My New Heaven

This morning Bonnie Block delivered the Clun Forest Sheep.  Shortly after Bonnie left Brynn and I gave the sheep a tour of our new field. 

The nice thing about these sheep, is if they get 'fetchy' you can 'reset' them by driving.  Which is perfect, because that is what Brynn needs the most work on.  

Please pardon the pictures, I shot them with my cell phone between thunder showers.  

Our new field is awesome to work in.  It has trees, dips, hills, some areas have taller grass, which the owner will be mowing down for us shortly.  

It is great to pick a tree, aim at it and then drive the sheep around.  

There are some areas with marsh grass, that during the winter will get boggy.  Nothing too deep - just another good obstacle to work through.  

I love it there.  It is my new happy place.  

It will take us a few days to get used to the field.  The draws, pressures, trees etc.  

This is the fun part....

Then we introduced the Clun's to the rest of the flock in the night pasture.  The owner still has 10 ewes he needs to sell.  They are a mixture of Romney & Columbia/Rambouillet.  They were eager to meet the sheep.  

But then Jim, the Llama bounded between his 'harem' and the interlopers.  

The Clun's were not amused by Jim.  Jim then took his ladies into the corner...where they standing when I left, staring at each other like wary territorial bratty children.  

Jim the Llama with Mama, the senior Barb. 

Stinkers...all of them. 

Edited to add:  The landowner just sent me an email saying the clun's were all bedded down under the trees, looking relaxed and content.  They had a good day and are getting along nicely with the rest of the flock.  Yeah! 


Laura L. said...

Oooh, you're going to have so much fun aren't you?

Mack and Murph said...

Looks like a great time! A very, very happy place.

Billy said...

What a lovely field for working dogs! Lucky you! ;-)

Ferreh Hiatt said...

So happy for you and the dogs! You'll all have a BALL!

The girl behind the lens said...

Sure looks like heaven! Congrats!

Country Girl said...

Yea!!!! You're going to have sooooo much fun just messing about! Enjoy it.