Thursday, August 23, 2012

Slacking Off

 A trip to town for a school function last night was a good enough exucse to take the afternoon off from farm work. Of course it does mean more work left for the days ahead but a gorgeous late spring day is a good reason to get out and about.

Tim and I went walking. The track is steep in places and quite a hike but just the thing to clear the mind and give the body a bit of a boost.
 6.2km or about 3.8 miles of rocky and steep paths.
 The views along the way and at the mountain top at the turning point in the walk were definitely worth the effort.
  But today it is back to reality and some fencing. A couple of the young ewes(which are notorious escape artists) have been getting through this older fence. Once they get a taste for what's on the other side of the fence, they are harder to keep in. At the moment we have some portable,solar powered electric fencing set up just to be sure and it is keeping them on the right side of the fence. We haven't had any sheep get through this fence before but now it has happened, it will only be a matter of time before others follow suit I suppose. No matter what, adequate and appropriate boundaries are a good thing to have in life.

It seems the spring-like feel in the air has made everyone feel a bit eager and busy. Marie the Wyandotte though only has to be busy doing all things chooky.Laying an egg every so often and having a dust bath to stay in tip-top condition. What a life.

1 comment:

Joolzmac said...

I hardly call a 3.8 mile hike 'slacking off'! Lol!