Wherever I go in the Minion field, I have a determined follower who wants Sudocrem on his nosey just in case it gets slightly sunburned.
I usually put a dab on as Albie is very insistent.
The rest (Storm and Tiddles) have to wear a headcollar and put in a half-Nelson before I can get near them with the cream.
Two fields down live Brá and Hetja, my Icelandic horse mares.
Last week Hetja’s nosey got sunburned and I am dressing it daily with the cream so it is healing up nicely.
She hates it but I insist and, with the help of a carrot, I can plaster her nose.
The mares are both looking good now and Brá has put her weight back on. I am relieved. It was my fault she got so skinny – Dreki needed to be weaned sooner.
The orchids are appearing in the fields. They are very special and I love seeing them in all their different colour varieties.
And on the way home….. a “swimming” hill sheep gorging on the bogbean growing in the loch.
Most days, I see Foula. We have been having some superb weather recently. It is due to rain this week. To be honest, we could do with a downpour – the ground is very dry and I need the grass to grow.