This is our morning routine.
09:00. Make a litre of warm Multimilk for Albie
Go outside and meet the sheep who are always waiting. At night, they come out of their field so they can go to bed in a variety of sheds.
They are always pleased to see me, or Daisy – whoever has drawn the short-straw!
They are good boys and wait patiently outside the feed shed.
‘Bert is looking much better.
Then they all follow me to their field, some being more irritating than others, and I feed them in their individual buckets. They are not very good at sharing.
So that’s the Boyzens sorted for the day.
Next, I go back to the feed shed and mix up some Lite Balancer with Golden Paste.
Daisy gets Albie’s hard feed ready – 1/2 mug of foal creep and 1/2 mug of mare/youngstock feed.
This is my bucket.
Delia is always first up and waiting.
She is very enthusiastic about her food.
The others follow.
Albie has his food in another field so he can eat in peace.
Once I think Delia has had enough of the turmeric mixture, I fight the bucket off her.
I let Tiddles have a turn as he fell in the sinkhole.
Fivla has a turn too. She has stiff shoulders. She doesn’t get much.
The mixture is very hot and strong – lots of black pepper and turmeric.
They love it. Storm makes it his mission to get some.
I usually give in and let him lick out the bucket.
I think it does good.
The day when Delia doesn’t come running up and kick everyone else in the teeth for her bucket, then that is the day I put her to sleep.
Meanwhile BeAnne has her duties.
She is very busy.
Once finished, Albie is led back to the field.
And he goes back to being a regular Minion.
Albie is fed just Multimilk in the afternoon.
So that’s what we do.