Wednesday, 1 February 2012
The sheep are due for a pedicure. Some of them are limping badly - they get a bit of foot rot if the ground is wet and they get bits of stones etc.wedged in. Also, their feet need a bit of a trim. So today's the day and the farmer has brought them all into the barn to await the arrival of their owner.
Once he arrives then we are off down to our feed merchant to stock up on poultry wheat and layers pellets, cat biscuits, sheepdog food and wild bird food - and not forgetting dental sticks for Tess's one a day to keep her teeth tartar free.
The farmer is camera shy and stepped quickly behind a stand when I tried to take his photograph as he pushed the trolley! The place was awash with snow shovels of various sizes and three different types of sleighs. Hope these are just wishful thinking and not trying to tell us something, as so far we have not seen any snow in spite of bitterly cold weather.
On our return the sheep have all been returned to the field so let's hope they all feel as though they are walking on air - as I do when the chiropodist has been.