The Weekly Bleat: Did Someone Say Grain?
Hamish and Ivy, our two piggiest sheep.
There’s nothing our sheep love more than grain. One sheep in particular thinks about it All. The. Time. That, of course, would be Hamish—our Scottish Blackface sheep with the white face. Because Hamish was bottle-fed as a lamb, he’s very comfortable interacting with us. He especially enjoys baaahing loudly whenever he sees us walking around the farm. I think his reasoning is that the louder he baaahs at us, the more he increases his likelihood of receiving grain. Well, that strategy doesn’t usually move Farmguy, but most of the time, it works on me. 🙂
Anyway, we’ve been giving the sheep grain treats over the last couple of weeks in order to make it a bit easier to corral them for shearing next month. Here are a few photos to illustrate our sheep’s joy and exuberance when it’s grain time.