Finally all the ewes with crossbred lambs have been marked.
698 ewes and 812 lambs, that means Dad picked up 810 and I picked up 2!
Dad says when I get a little bit bigger I will be able to pick up lots more. I need to eat all my meat and vegetables so I grow up strong, like Dad. The lambs are very strong and they can kick alot, Dad says you need to know just how to handle them.
The dogs have been very busy helping. Beau, Bear and Boy are very good workers. They love to help with the sheep work. Mustering ewes and lambs is hard work, the lambs lose their mums in the crowd. And their mums go crazy looking for them.
Sometimes when we are mustering the sheep I think they play follow the leader, they always follow each other, where-ever they go!
Over the bridge...................
and through the gate!
The dogs have to work hard to keep the mob together. Sometimes the lambs get together and race out of the mob, the dogs have to be very quick on their feet to get them back!
The dogs run a long way and they must get very tired. They love to get a ride home on the motorbike. Sometimes for a special treat Dad gives them some meat for dinner. I think they deserve it.
|Bear, Beau and Boy all on BOARD!|
Now they need to rest up....still more lambs to mark!
I wonder whether I am strong enough YET?