DOSING

What a din!  I thought it must be a sheep-shearing day at the neighbouring farm.  Mums and lambs were noisily milling about in front of one of the barns, the doors of which, were firmly shut.

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This was not the norm for them.  As far as they were concerned, when you head for the barn forecourt, you naturally move on through the wide open doors of the barn and into it.  The lambs were all born in there, except for the odd one or two, so, both ewes and offspring had a deep formed affinity to the place.  They wanted to be let in and they did not care who knew it.

And of course, it rained, not just any sort of rain, but soaking curtains of rain.

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The weather is always uncertain when the sheep are being treated, or, sorted, or, sheared. It seems like nature is being deliberately perverse. This occasion, the stock were being ‘dosed’. You can bet your bottom dollar that when they are sheared, which will be soon, we will experience gales and probably a hail storm.

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6 thoughts on “DOSING

    • Like other species that roam these plains, (including us) the occasional worming treatment has to be done. I guess the nearest we get to shearing, Mr F, is a haircut. 😉

      xx

  1. Hi Snowbird,

    That was just a small core of the flock…just wait till shearing, especially after the rams shorn. The noise will be worse than that of a dozen noisy markets, because, in addition to the calls of the adult sheep, the lambs, (they’re not sheared) will be baaa-ing for their mums to reappear. xxx

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