A blog about our life on the family farm. Lots of animals, chickens, hair sheep, dexter cows, horses, border collies, alpaca. Read about how the farm life is tackled by a full time working couple.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Sheep balled up and watching Zeke warily.
Today, I went down to Mom's for a bit this morning. When I left, the
plan was to be gone for a while, so Steve naturally put Zeke on the run
when he headed out to work. Yesterday, we put the boy sheep in to mow
the lawn, but with Zeke on the run, all should have been well. They
have a very large space where he can't reach them, after all. Mom
wasn't feeling well, so I came back home about 20 minutes after Steve
left. As I drove up to the house, I saw the sheep, all balled up on the
hillside in front of the house. Now, this is Zeke's favorite game, so I
look to make sure he's on the run. He is. He's laying down at the
farthest reach of his run staring the sheep down. Apparently the fact
that there is no way he can actually reach them has no bearing
whatsoever on their fear of his gaze. Dang dog.