"You mean...rather than have you bring us breakfast?!?"
"Yeah! Let's go out and do something. Come on everybody. I'll lead the way!"
It was a gorgeous morning. After a few days of wind, snow and single digit temps, sunny and 20s was a treat. Yes, let's go out back!
Kate can take the sheep out by herself, but since I had the camera, I decided to go along. Some mornings we go out to the Pond Field. Some mornings we go to the Upper Paddock. Some mornings we go to the Back Field. Today we headed to the ponds.
Kate works her way back and forth to keep them headed in the right direction.
I had a question about the Liddy photobomb in the Kate post the other day. Yes, that was Liddy. Liddy is not included in the group of sheep (that's her trailing off to the right) because as far as Kate is concerned, she is not a sheep. In fact, if Liddy is loose in the yard and you tell Kate to "go get the sheep", she'll run right by Liddy, frantically looking all over trying to find some sheep :-).
That's okay, because she did a great job tolerating her as a bottle lamb living in the house. I'm not sure if she thinks Liddy is a member of the dog pack (remember, she also has to tolerate the "darling" Miss Weaslie, so her pack is pretty dysfunctional at best ;-) or what she thinks about her. Regardless, in Kate's mind she is Not A Sheep.
Back and forth.
Back and forth.
On out they go :-).
It was still a little snowier than I thought it might be, but maybe they'll stay out for a little while.
That'll do, Kate.
"Are you sure you don't want them a little further out? I could help you with that!"
They stayed out just long enough for me to set out a bale of hay. As they made their way back to the barn, a few decided to run in. Liddy was in the lead (being she's Not A Sheep, she probably knew what I was doing ;-). Maisie realized she was getting beat so she dug in and hit the gas and by the time they came up the alley, she was in the lead.
I have never seen a sheep who loved to race as much as Maisie. Even as a sickly little lamb, when she was having a good day, she loved to race around the yard and up and down the driveway. Remember her Super Maisie cape? Or her Super Maisie Parka? Or this funny video? I need to get a new video. She really is fast and the determined look on her face and her propeller tail is just classic.