ANTICS WITH EWE

Do look carefully. This is not something you expect to see. I took this picture in 2007, and though I have waited, over five years, I have not seen anything remotely similar since.

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0 thoughts on “ANTICS WITH EWE

  1. Hi Munzly,

    You would have to brush up on your four or eight times tables, which, coming to think of it, would probably keep the brain lively and awake.

    🙂

  2. Yes, I was nonplussed when I saw the picture on screen for the first time. I have two pix from that angle, one closer up.

    It’s surprising how the cookie crumbles sometimes!

    🙂

  3. Salut Mon Ami!

    Tu as raison. We see some sheep on this wall frequently, the lambs like it as well. I think the adult sheep
    (ewes = femmes)could have been bottle-fed lambs who played in that place when they were young, and still like to climb the wall when they return as adults.

  4. Now,why didn’t I think of that title…:)

    Sheep are surprisingly agile. Lambing is in full swing and once the lambs are a few days old, they start playing on the wall, and some of the mums follow and stand on it. I mentioned to another commenter, that I think the sheep may have been lambs in their time, return, and still like to try out the wall.

  5. Menhir,I meant to see sheep in fields and not live in a city though in the Lea Valley not far from the Olympic site there are sheep….it’s not the same as seeing them on the moors.;)

  6. I know the Lea Valley, though I knew it better before the re-structuring, it was very neglected then. Introducing sheep in the Lea, will at least keep some of the grass down!

    Hill and moorland sheep are hardy breeds, they roam and munch where they find munching places, they tend to be different strains to the sheep in flocks in fields. As you move farther away from milder areas of the UK, the breeds usually match the conditions. For example, the Blue Leicester, when born is a scrappy small lamb; it cannot go out too early as it would not cope with the colder Spring temperatures of the far north. The lambs can easily spend 7-10 days in a barn with mum, in the warmth of powerful lamps, putting on a bid of body weight. It’s a lot of extra work for farmers, they tend, therefore, to work with breeds that tolerate the climate.

    East Anglia will have a bit of livestock in parts. I remember seeing lots of sheep and cows in Surrey, not so far from Croydon, years ago. It was a lot different to seeing the odd farm animal in the City Farm in N.W. London.

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