“Birds of the same feathers flock together, and when they flock together they fly so high.”
― Cecil Thounaojam
On February 13 we collected seven sheep from the local pound. That day three more sheep arrived at the pound from the same property..sheep from the same flock who had strayed.
In due course these three also made their way to Honey’s Pledge.
All have been shorn and are out of quarantine, settling in to their new life.
Recently I felt the need to check the local pound and saw…three more sheep. On making enquiries I was told these were from the same flock.
We were not surprised that these three have not been claimed and, after the necessary formalities, today we collected them from the pound for their journey to safety.
With the splendid set of horns on one, as we expected one of our new charges is a ram.
Our first priority is to have the three ‘crutched’. It is far too late in the year to remove their fleece but we have to remove the extensive soiled fleece from their rears.
Clearly these sheep have not been shorn for some time. We are hoping that this may have prevented the ram from enabling more little sheep to come into this world, but only time will tell.
After crutching, our lovely ram will be having some surgery to transform him to a ‘wether’. ‘Spring’ may require her horns to be trimmed as they appear very close to her eyes.
We are hoping that no sheep remain on the property they originally escaped from, or if so, that there are no more rams and so the flow of rescues will cease.