Getting Together

After an escape and a few other instances of naughtiness, primarily instigated by The Doctor, I gave in.  Knowing a bit about sheep psychology, I made a guess: if I put the BFLs with the larger flock, they would be more inclined to stay put because the larger flock doesn’t pressure the fence.  After a few hours of intensive bum-sniffing and then a few days of not associating with each other, team Bluefaced and team more-or-less-Cormo have concluded that they can play nicely.  The Doctor has become something of a leader, though Peggy is still skeptical that this young upstart could have anything valuable to contribute to *her* flock.

While the Doctor has learned that being fenced in is okay, Little Moose and Fred have gleaned from their fellow sheep that Matt and I are not as vicious and horrible as they initially feared.  Little Moose doesn’t flee anymore, and Fred will even approach for a hand-sniff.  Petting is still forbidden at the moment, but time and some grain should help that.

Here are some pictures of our pasture paradise:

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It’s all in those big, soft eyes.  This is “Fred”

 

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Oh, Hello!  The Doctor prefers to be the center of attention.
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The Cormos are teaching the BFLs to demand attention, like they always do.  Todd Chavez nibbles Matt until he gets the skritches he needs.

We had a little rain over the past week, and the Bluefaced Leicesters are showing off their amazing wool.

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The Money Shot
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