Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Learning the Ropes

While waiting for the pastures to be ready for grazing the sheep have been busy learning all about electric roping. With the permanent perimeter fencing and the semi permanent fencing down the side of the stream in place the sheep need to learn to respect the temporary electric rope that will delineate their grazing areas. We fenced in a small area outside their barn run with the electric rope and have been letting them out to "learn the ropes."

After quite a few zaps, ram 0006 was the slowest learner, they all seem to respect that little white rope. Yesterday ram 0006 came up to within a foot of the rope, looked at it, then backed away. Good boy!

Worming and weaning ram 0004 happen this weekend, then it will out into the pastures the following week.

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