Rodney the ram was looking a bit (a lot) scruffy. His dreadlocks were matted and greasy, his Spring moult looked like it was going to be complete (maybe) by next Winter. With the warmer weather (it WAS warm !) poor Rodney was looking hot and very uncomfortable, clearly it was time Rodney the ram had a salon style make over and we had just the team to make it work. Poor unsuspecting Rodney, the ram that can’t say no to a carrot morsel was lured from his field to the proposed site of the denuding. Sarah with the carrots, Brian had the less savoury butt end and Greg directed operations as the ram was positioned securely in the tilt table. Rodney apparently resigned himself to the inevitable and decided to make the situation at least tolerable by gracefully accepting the copious carrot offerings Sarah was contributing to the “keep Rodney happy” cause. Greg had the sheep shears, Brian and Sarah pulled and tugged at the matted dreadlocks and Rodney emerged from the tilt table a new man….20 pounds of matted fibre lighter.
I am happy to report after multiple reminders ( in truth, lots of nagging) my tree (one of my trees) has been put in the ground…...only three to go !
Time to go, it’s raining out there (again) and it’s almost 7.30am. Take care, keep safe. M