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Sheep Tales/not well yesterday

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Good Saturday Morning everyone. A cool start here, down to 38 this morning, but this morning there is a little breeze, so it is really chilly outside. Definitely Fall is in the air.

Boy, did I screw up this morning, after I got all the chores done and was out watching the boys food bowl while they eat, otherwise the cat eat it and the dogs don't get to eat. Anyway, I turned around and here were all the sheep and the goat eating their way across the yard. Then it hit me, yesterday when I lock them out of pen 3 I left the gate open cause I was going to put them back in there this morning, but my mistake, I went thru a different gate not ever thinking, and they just walked right out. I got another pail of feed and Sophie, the goat will follow you anywhere for food so she lead them all back in to pen 1 where there bunk is, except 1, it wouldn't follow the rest. So I walked around and shut the gate, and then just waited. Now if haven't been around livestock you have no idea how nervous a herd animal gets when they find them self on the wrong side of the fence. So I just waited and a s soon as they ate the corn they ran around thru pen 1 and 2 into 3, right beside another gate, so just opened that gate and back off and it walked right in, I walked up and shut gate and problem solved. Took about 10 min. and all was calm and no one got stressed out except the one that wouldn't go in in the beginning. Just another day on the farm. I have to compliment Merlin, he knew things weren't right and stayed by my side and didn't try to chase them, now that would have been a disaster.

Yesterday after I wrote my blog I was checking out FB I started to get light cramps, then big cramps, and I spent the rest of the days with chills, and not far from the bathroom. This morning I feel good, just a little more tired. It's a good thing too, cause our little town is have a 3 day flee market, and I wanted to go today. It started last night, but didn't want to chance it. There is a list of vender and it looks like there is about 50 or more booths this year. So going to put my jacket and running shoes on and go shopping. LOL.

Well, you all have a GET day, mine is going to the flea market and finding a bargin I can't refuse. Linda
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    Well I admire your knowledge around animals! I would have been lost for sure! I hope you are feeling better and enjoy the flea market!

    1528 days ago
  • no profile photo LOVINGKATE
    Hope you are feeling better and the flea market was a great success. Have a great Monday.
    1528 days ago
    Glad you're feeling better and the sheep thing was an easy fix! Good to know about the one on the wrong side of the fence lol. I definitely didn't know that. What breed of dogs are yours? I'm just curious :) From your picture, my only guess is Great Pyrenees. I know there is another breed like that too but I can't remember what it is right now.
    1530 days ago
  • WALNUTT1961
    Glad you are feeling better and hope you enjoyed the flea market. I like to go to those too!
    1530 days ago

    I'm so delighted that you're feeling better and ENJOY the FLEA MARKET!!!


    - Nancy Jean -
    1530 days ago
    Sorry you got sick. Hope you had a good time shopping at the Flea Market. Hope you aren't "counting sheep" tonight. emoticon
    1530 days ago
    All in a day on the farm... I enjoyed the story, thx Linda. emoticon
    1530 days ago
  • GORDON66
    Glad your feeling well enough to shop. I hope you find some real treasures!


    1530 days ago
    I enjoyed your word picture of the animals on the loose this morning, Linda. I especially enjoyed knowing that Merlin clued in to what was going on & did not react in a negative way. I hope he got high praise from you!

    Enjoy the flea market!

    God bless!
    1530 days ago
    Hope you enjoy the town's event today! Glad if you had to be sick it was yesterday and not today! Glad you got those animals under control again-LOL never a dull moment at your place!
    1530 days ago
    Good to understand your herd animal's mental process. Saved a lot of hassle. Hope you are feeling better today.
    1530 days ago
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