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.