Wednesday 23 November 2011

Whispering sweet nothings

Yesterdays sheep activities were interesting to say the least.  As you may recall at the weekend we put raddles on the three tups so we could keep track on who is doing what with the ladies.

The sheep are on the 'top field' a 120 acre Northumberland hillside,  so as we walked up we were guessing where the boys would be and how many of the ewes would be marked (from the coloured crayons they are wearing).

The first batch of 20 or so ewes we came to had one of the tup lambs with them.  It was Black Out, however there were 9 ewes marked with red chalk and 1 in green.  Umm very strange, surely there should have been at least one black bum.  I'm worried that his raddle isn't on properly.

Wesley was at the very top of the hill, he couldn't have been further away if he'd tried.  He to had a hareem of ladies.  The biggest group of ewes were with Red In, which probably explains why the biggest concentration of markings are red.

We walked Wesley and his ladies down the hill to gather everyone back up again to give the tups a better chance of getting the ladies.  Wesley soon spotted a lady interested in some loving.

Unlike the young tup lambs, who like the younger generation seem to like the 'wham bam thank you mam' approach Wesley seems to like to have a bit of a smooch and loving before taking the opportunity to do the deed.
After a little sniff, lick whispering sweet nothings in her ear he shows his true colours..

1 comment:

Cotswold Vale Alpacas said...

Great pictures, are the photos? they look like really lovely art work.