Monday, September 03, 2007

All in a day's work...

On days that I'm home I like to let the sheep, goats and donkey out to do road work; that is, to eat down the excess vegetation on the sides of the lane. They tend to agree that this is a good job for them, and are happy to oblige.

It's late afternoon, and the goats and some of the sheep think it's time to come back inside. Charlie - perhaps the only one who truly dislikes the flock going to work - greets them at the gate.

There's always a treat when the flock gets back into the field - I want them to be eager to go both directions - and intrepid hens claim flock membership.

It's difficult to get a picture of a donkey that isn't either all nose or from a great distance. It took a lot of coaxing to get Polly to come close without trying to eat the camera.


Semavi Lady said...

I love all the new pics you've been taking. It's great you're having some more time lately and can share your joy about the critters.

Visiting your blog for more eye candy is habit-forming. :)

I'm still getting a huge kick out of the hen with her peepers up in the tree. I'm gonna borrow it for a posting and link it back to you soon. :)

Judy said...

Thanks! Always good to know someone's reading...

The pic of the hen and peepers in the tree is one of my favorites, too. She's got 3 new chicks now, just 3 days old.