Sheep in the lanes are common place - as attentive as you may be securing stock fencing, wildlife animals like rabbits, foxes and badgers will exploit any weakness under fences such as land contours and enlarge gaps. Ultimately lambs find themselves on the wrong side of fences as they lay down in the hedge line and roll under larger gaps - then the ewes go off in search of them. Once you have one sheep out, the others will not be far behind!
Then of course you have other natural events such as branches falling off trees destroying fencing, or deer jumping (poorly) over fencing and squashing it - adding to natural wear and tear on fending; corrosion, rot etc, top that up with the shear scale of the fencing... I have over 5km of fencing just on the perimeter, not accounting for internal fencing and my farm is tiny at just 42acres - fence maintenance is a constant battle!
We have 34 lambs - non of them entirely black... some have black stripes as they are Torddu (badger face) breed.
Improving Poppy, but still there. Stairs not so bad now but stepping up activities like climbing into the tractor or carrying buckets of water up steps, are very sore - can't really avoid them, so have to put up with it.
How's your toe?
Finally got to the pool - sinking practice did not really help, so not sure where to go from here other than keep plugging away at it. Open to suggestions
No matter what I do the sheep are never happy - stereotypical grass is always greener; I guess sheep helped originate the phrase!
After my too long cycle last weekend I have not trained at all; still feeling pain when climbing stairs or just walking uphill. Not helped by the farm-work as some tasks have to be done regardless of injury. I suspect this is what is slowing recovery. On the bright side though, the pain has subsided now to more discomfort with occasional pain, so I take that as a sign of improvement.
Scheduled to learn to sink this evening in the pool...
Sounds like an ongoing tooth issue there Poppy - surely the better option would be to brave the extraction this time. It is very tragic your father died after an extraction, will be a time filled with angst for you. Stay brave and get the tooth sorted out.
Hope you enjoyed your frosty run this morning Kev - quite chilly out there before the Sun got going.
This is a frustrating time of year for me; the grass in the fields needed for the animals is growing slowly and yet the domestic grass in the garden is romping away to the extent that I have to cut it!