I've picked up a bug, so am staying warm inside trying to get rid of it, and somehow hurt my sacroiliac joint as well, so I'm not the happiest of campers.
Izzy is huge, eating everything she can find, mainly the Japanese Maple, damn sheep. The bottom branches have been stripped and she escapes the sheep enclosure every time I drop her in there. Have blocked the gate where she normally jumps through, so will have to watch where she gets out.
Have decided we need to reduce the amount of animals we have here on the farm. Too many sheep and chickens. So if anyone wants freezer lamb, to start a herd or a 4H or pet lamb, we have a selection, probably including Izzy.
That's all for now.
Not quite. Went to give the sheep another load of hay, but on leaving the shed through the people door, heard plaintive meowing. Looked and looked, couldn't find the cat. Then looked up. Yep, there was Bandit, up in the soffit of the shed - 20 plus feet off the ground. How the hell did he get up there ? Fetched the loader tractor, positioned it under the eaves and raised the bucket. Climbed up onto the top of the tractor to encourage him to jump into the bucket. No way, Bandit wasn't going to jump down into it. Re-positioned the tractor, switched if off, walked around to see Bandit eye-ing the distance, deciding to go for it. He stretched down and his paws just reached the lip of the bucket, so in he jumped. I hopped back onto the tractor, started it up again and backed away, Bandit peering at me through terrified eyes. Lowered the bucket and he jumped out when it was about 2 feet off the ground and shot into the shed through the open door I'd driven the tractor out of. Silly boy. Still can't figure out how he got up there, no way from the outside so it must have been from the inside. Can't say things are dull on the farm.
Listening to Izzy shout at me from the sheep pasture. Saw where she was escaping and closed it off. She doesn't like her freedom curtailed and is telling me about it !