Monday, September 21, 2009

Still Sheep Work

Lily showing that she doesn't mind getting her hands dirty.

Sheep work is still keeping Roger very busy. He had two French guys staying for a week who did some work in the sheepyards, and Lily is still here. Lily has worked out how to work with the sheep, because sheep work is not always easy if you don't do it the right way. You have to understand a bit of sheep psychology or you could get very frustrated and use a lot of unnecessary energy. You also have to be able to work with the dogs, which can also be frustrating. Lily was up early to help Roger in the sheep yards this morning, even though it is her birthday. Roger will miss her when she leaves on Wednesday, and so will I because she has been working in the house too. It makes a difference when the floor gets swept completely.
On Saturday Roger nabbed his friend Dirk to help in the sheep yards. Dirk lives in town and his three boys enjoy getting out on the farm. Really they were coming out to cut some firewood, but Roger talked Dirk into doing a couple of hours in the sheep yards. It is good to have someone with big muscles to lift the lambs into the marking cradle!

Hugh and Bobby and the Wasmann boys helping Dirk to yard up the lambs.

Dirk sharpening his chainsaw to cut firewood.

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