Wednesday, June 25, 2008

This Place Is Insane!

We have an 8' hay feeder that has a slanted cover (roof) on it that is a 4x8 sheet of plywood set at an angle so the snow/ice/rain won't get the hay wet. One of the ewe lambs was running and jumping on it, running up to the top and launching herself over the high edge onto the other sheep's backs. Most of the sheep didn't appreciate her antics but Bruce, the ram, just patiently stood there letting her jump on him. Then she'd either jump back onto the feeder from his back and run down, turn around and run up again; or, if she fell off his back, would run around to the other side and start all over again. This went on for a while with Bruce just standing there for her amusement. The other sheep decided to move a distance away so she couldn't jump on them but one of the ewes stood nearby just watching her antics with kind of a "this place is insane" look on her face. Funnier thing was she had a chicken roosting on her head. Looked like she was wearing a really strange hat. If any of you are Harry Potter fans just picture Neville's grandmother's hat!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

No Wonder Sheep Are Dumb

The Saanen goat, Pippin, and Tiger, a wethered sheep, are both about a year old and have become really good friends and play together. Yesterday they decided on a rousing game of "head butt". Pippin reared up on her hind legs and Tiger came in from about 3' away. But they got a bit over-exuberant about it. They came charging at each other and you could hear heads crack. They both looked a little dazed, shook their heads to clear the birdies that I'm sure they were both seeing and did it again. I can just hear their conversation: "Hey! that hurt! What a rush! Yeah, lets do it again!" Wonder if that causes brain damage?