Friday, 23 March 2012

A visit from the army

Thank you for your get well comments, phone calls and texts, it's nice to know people care.  I'm pleased to say that I am feeling a little better today and have more energy which helps!

I have managed to finish the stapling and nailing of the girls field in the hope that, in the morning, we manage to get everyone contained and moved onto the fresh grass and nearer to the house for birthing. 

I fear it may take some time to get them contained in their existing field and even longer to get them contained in the new one as currently we have no runway/channel to get them there.

This afternoon whilst on my sheep rounds I got very worried that we may have another fencing job on.  As I went over the brow of the hill I could see the police had stopped the traffic coming down the hill, which usually only means one thing... accident.

As I got closer I saw a large army vehicle stationary along our boundary with the A696, at this point I was getting more concerned and increased speed, praying that it hadn't gone through the fence.  The thought of 130 ewes running on the A696 wasn't a pleasant thought.  I then noticed a rather worse for wear land rover which had obviously lost control and ploughed into, more like though, the fence.
Luckily for me it had missed our fence by a foot and had gone through our neighbours instead.  They were using the crane to drag it out and tow it away as it was a complete right off.  Hopefully if you click on the photo it will enlarge!


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

What a relief...that they missed your fences..! Looks like you are also having some lovely weather, the sheep look happy as the chaos goes on in the distance !....Jayne

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Good job they missed your fence, love the photo all that going on in the back ground and the sheep are too busy munching to notice lol

janet said...

Good photo.Really pleased it was not your fence and the sheep were ok. They did ot even seem to notice. Hope you wll soon be back to your normal healthy self xx