Everything Drying Up

I think we saw Lambert or ‘Bert out on the scattald this afternoon.  I am pretty sure that the moorit (brown) sheep is ‘Bert and Daisy will hopefully confirm my sighting from the photo.  I shouted the usual greeting, Cheers-Bar-like “Bert” but he didn’t even look up at me.  He used to.  I am trying not to be sad that he has gone over to the Dark Side as he looks happy enough.  I can only hope he does not end up in someone’s freezer.  I have told the crofters when he is caa’ed in (herded together) that I would take him back or at least to leave him. I have hill rights.

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So, having shouted Bert for a while at a brown sheep, Floss and I took the dogs out for their daily trundle.

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Flossie gave me odd looks when she found I was missing and almost upside down in a ditch, trying to take photos/film of some tadpoles I had found.

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I am pretty sure those are tadpoles – if not, what are they?

The ground is drying up fast, so I am worried they will run out of water before they can safely leave.

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One our way home, we visited Taktur and Kappi and took them a good pile of silage for their tea.

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They were very grateful as the grass in their field is not growing as well as the bigger fields.

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I am loathe to move them but I will if the spring dries up leaving them with no water.

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Where they are, at present, is perfect because Taktur doesn’t fret and stare at the mares.  Any closer and he will be a berk.

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And as I write this, it has begun to rain so the streams may run again.  I never thought I would want rain.

One thought on “Everything Drying Up

  1. Karen

    Oh i had been wondering about Lambert. I had designs on his fleece too as i remember Ah well if Ster’s fleece is looking for a home, please can you keep me in mind? I think you said that someone had alreaxy asked for Lambie’s. Happy to pay for it and will be up middle of July until the end of July.

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