I know, I know, I’ve been posting later and later every morning. It used to be where I had a goal to make sure I posted my blog article by 6AM, but lately I’ve been sleeping until after six. Also Blogger has been acting up lately.
August is the time of year when I get outdoor things done. I work hard and sleep well. In the past two weeks I put in a new 60 foot round pen with a base of clay, topped by geo-cloth and 20 yards of sand. Then I moved on to digging, piping and rocking a thirty foot area that always seems be a wet area.
Yesterday I was at the sheep farm all day to assist with the shearing of forty eight sheep. You may have read about by adventures with this last year with the Aussie shearer. Here is a link to that article Knots This year it went much better. I wasn’t asked to tie any knots and the Shearer was a Kiwi this year. He never once insulted me or any one else.
Sheep are pretty strong animals and when there are several that want to get by you it’s best to stand back. Taking one out of the group can be difficult. You just don’t convince them by being nice. They need to be grabbed by the head and thrown on their back. Only then when they are on their back do they calm down. And yes, sheep with horns are much easier to deal with. The horn is a natural handle. Stranger yet are Jocobs Sheep, they have four to six horns. That’s no lie, look it up.