Oregon writer, Rain Trueax, and Oregon painter, Diane Widler Wenzel co-author Rainy Day Thought. Diane generally posts on Wednesdays and Rain on Saturdays. There may be extra days or changes as situations warrant. Comments are always welcome and appreciated as it turns an article into a discussion.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Little black ewe


For those who are interested in the outcome for our little black ewe with the suicidal tendencies.

She was treated extensively during her sheep 'time-out' in the pen but is now back with the herd. She was both pleased with that and not so happy to find she no longer gets alfalfa exclusively for her. When she first got out, she was a little surprised when the other sheep pushed her away from the alfalfa flakes.

Now she comes down to the house, maas and runs back to her pen when Farm Boss puts out the alfalfa, hoping he'll close her back in-- by herself. Clearly she has found that with freedom comes the loss of some perks. Fresh grass, free to run around vs. hay being delivered and no competition.

So far so good on how she's doing-- although jumping on top the big round bales is not recommended behavior for a healthy life but it's what she did Monday night. We are hoping for the best, but she's quite a character. I am not sure who she thinks she is! We'll see how this goes and will get her back in the small pen if best doesn't turn out to be reality.

7 comments:

robin andrea said...

She does sound like quite a character. She's very cute. I'm hoping for the best for her too.

Kay Dennison said...

She's really cute!!! I like her --she gives lie to the idea that sheep will follow -- then again, she's a black sheep! (grin) I like black sheep.

mandt said...

We have become ewe fans! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW! Amazing, Rain....Such a little individual! Independent and her own person. It will be interesting to follow her progress.
Sweet pictures, my dear.

Celia said...

Maybe she thinks she's a people? I wish her well, such a cutie.

Parapluie said...

When we had sheep from your stock, they all had personality. The more contact with us, the more they acted like pets.

Tonight my "Fisherman" was noticing we had not seen any deer since that one was killed by a cougar. The neighbor dogs have been excited and upset this week. We live in the city so we are worried even more than if we lived out your way. Some little toddlers in the neighborhood!!

Redondowriter said...

Do a movie, pretty please.