Lamb Chop has been concerning us. Our ugly uncoordinated personable whether ( male sheep without his “bits”) has not been feeling his usual loud self and when Lamb Chop can’t be heard we know there is a Lamb Chop problem. When lamb Chop refuses to eat, we know things are REALLY bad… and he was refusing to eat. The team have worked tirelessly to restore him to good health and I am happy to report our troublesome friend has responded. Fresh pure goat milk, probiotics and lots of TLC and Lamb Chop is back to his normal animated self….but still has a mucky butt! Some things will apparently never change !
Gertie the confused goose is still enamoured with Charm ( aka Beauty with Attitude) and follows the golden palomino around the pasture, more often than not just too close for comfort. Charm likes to roll, if he can find a mud patch he will take full advantage of a full body mud bath if he can’t find a sufficiently muddy patch, he will manufacture one. I watched with bated breath and growing horror as Charm carefully lowered his body to get maximum mud coverage and Gertie, standing watchfully waiting a few yards away apparently got concerned for her equine beau. The Canadian Goose paddled her webbed feet over to Charm’s side as the horse rolled, the unfortunate goose apparently failed to recognise that she was way too close for comfort. A horse hair distance from being crushed but the goose and didn’t move from his side as his golden now muddy brown body basked in the mud. It was only when Charm stood up, shook, and, totally unconcerned by her presence continued to graze that loyal, confused Gertie left his side.
Bullying apparently isn’t exclusive to the schoolroom. Charm and Roman have grazed in adjacent fields for the longest time. They live in adjoining stalls and yesterday they became pasture pals…..well, in theory. If Charm and Roman didn’t both have elevated egos it would all have been a simple process , but they do and the day was a testosterone stoked experience. Charm strutted and pranced, black gelding Roman postured and pawed the ground, neither was prepared to surrender dominance. Today some kind of truce appears to have made. Clearly Roman has to keep clear of any blade of grass that might possibly be on Charm’s menu, and Charm is being sure not to lose sight of Romans hind legs. Gertie is even more confused….
Time for lunch, the sun is still shining and all is peaceful in the pastures below the house. Take care, keep safe, M