Tuesday gave us two inches of rain. Thankfully, it was a warm rain that came and went throughout the day with no dramatic wind, hail or lightning. Andy has been on a barn cleaning marathon and with the weird cool spring we've had, the flock can be locked out all day and not need to come in for shade. Keeping the barn well bedded doesn't stop wool from getting dusty and grimy so I love having the sheep cleaned off by the rain.
And of course, especially with the Cotswolds, if you are standing on food you might as well keep eating it. Being "hungry" doesn't really enter into the equation which is why we slowly acclimate the flock after a winter of dry hay.
Peanut, standing with her feet up on the curb of the feeder in the bunk which exaggerates her full gut, but still..... Geez, Peanut.
Stewart and Luellen came to say hi..... and beg for beet pulp pellets even though they are clearly stuffed.
And everybody has to poke around in the fresh bedding to see if there's anything good to eat even though they have just been eating. all. day.
The boys also were shut out all day and came in sparkling clean and rolling with