The yearling ewes, as if to make up for being such troublemakers all winter, have now decided that they like nothing better than to have their heads scratched. They especially love to be scratched behind the ears and will nudge you quite forcefully if you stop before they think you should. And, honestly, who can resist a face like that?
In other news, it seems likely that the young Maebh (yearling ewe 1002) is in a family way
. Despite having grown up on the farm, and our prior shepherdess experience, our first reaction was “How did that happen?” Well, having given it a second thought, we obviously know the how
, the puzzle is the when
. We do not intentionally breed our ewes until they are two. So either we did not get the ram lambs separated in time or we have another Houdini
on our hands. Hmmm, something to ponder as we go about the daily chores… the when…
and then… the who