Silaging has begun. This morning the grass cutter moved in to cut our first crop of grass. As we don't have this for ourselves, but let our farmer neighbour have it, we can just watch and enjoy the spectacle (and hope the weather holds fine).
The other job is 'doctoring' the sheep. One of the lambs was quite poorly so the people whose sheep we have for the Summer, came down this afternoon to dose them. In a very short time they had an injection, a drench-which is administered by a quick shot in the mouth-, and a spray along their backs and round their rear ends to discourage the flies. In no time at all they were back in the pasture, but what a noise in between times, when lambs and mothers became separated and were calling for one another.
The next job will be the shearing. Many of the ewes have already lost most of their fleeces along the hedge backs. I can only think it becomes very irritating when it begins to be shed and they rub against the hedge in an effort to relieve the itching.
Today has been a warm, sunny and pleasant day - almost a Summer's day. There are only five days to go before it is officially Summer so we should be looking forward to more of the same.