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Posted: Monday 5 January, 2009

by Rosemary at 3:00pm in Sheep No comments Add your own

We welcomed our sheep home yesterday. They have been back at their breeder for 8 weeks, running with one of her tups. Hopefully, all three are now pregnant.

They weren't all that keen to get in the trailer. When we let the ramp down, the tup got straight on and stood looking at us - I take it he's used to being moved around! While our three recognised us (and the feed bucket), to Jane's sheep, we were strangers and they didn't want to play ball at all. Once Jane appeared, they followed her into the corner of the field while we caught ours and put them in the trailer.

As soon as we got home, they knew where they were and followed me through the garden and into the field. It's like they've never been away.

We'll do their feet tomorrow and take a faecal sample, then it's a waiting game. Fingers crossed.


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