Monday, May 18, 2009
The Wheelbarrow Baas
This is the sound of morning around here on Cedar Pond. The moment my sheep hear me they begin this cacophony! What you are not hearing is the usual noise of clucking and quacking poultry, and whining dogs...because we fed them before my husband took this video. If I want to sip coffee on the porch for awhile before beginning my round of chores and feeding, I need to slip out the study door, quietly come round to the front porch and not talk, or cough, or sneeze. The moment the sheep hear me, or any noise they associate with me, this baaing begins and does not let up until they are fed. If the wheelbarrow is used later on in the day, the sheep will again begin this ruckus, and lest you think hunger causes this much noise, they often bellow with hay in their mouths and plenty left from morning! Ahh! The quiet country life. NOTE :I feed my sheep on the ground because years of using feeders left many of my Jacob sheep caught in the feeders, or they left pieces of their horns in the feeder. Also, I now have much less hay and hay debris in their neck wool , as they are not pulling alfalfa down onto themselves and each other.