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Making Sheep Happy

Awhile ago when we still had some decent pasture left, I remembered to take the camera along on one of our sheep moves.  This was an “easy” one — we just needed to open a fence and let the group through to the new grass — but I thought it’d be fun to document happy sheep.  Even after so many years of doing this, they make me smile and I just have to stand and watch them while they get settled into their new pasture.

Usually when we show up to check on everybody, the sheep don’t pay much attention.  One or two of the girls might look up  just long enough to register our arrival…no big deal.  But if we begin to fuss with the fence…turn off the charger or walk toward the dividing fence… it becomes obvious that at least one of them has been keeping an eye on us!

As soon as Jim started to fiddle with the fence, he had everyone's undivided attention!

As soon as Jim starts to fiddle with the fence, he has everyone's undivided attention!

 

When Jim opens the fence, they race through to the new grass.  The ba-a-a-aing is deafening and excited!

When Jim opens the fence, they race through to the new grass. The ba-a-a-aing is deafening and excited!

This girl must've been napping!  Wait for me!!

This girl must've been napping! Wait for me!!

At first, the group is so happy to be munching fresh greens that they graze as a group.

At first, they're so happy to be munching fresh greens that they graze as a group.

Before too long, though, they spread out and begin sampling all the different offerings on this salad bar.

Before too long, though, they spread out and begin sampling all the different offerings on this salad bar.

Lark (white) and Serafina have found a lovely patch of clover -- YUM!

Lark (white) and Serafina have found a lovely patch of clover -- YUM!

IT DOESN”T TAKE MUCH TO MAKE SHEEP HAPPY!

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