The second sheep related mayhem…..
I was stood surveying the brambles left to hack up and something caught my eye from the corner near where we buried Polly…
A white fluffy something, standing staring back at me chewing happily away on a mouthful of contraband grass!!!
Damn sheep have made it the through the gap in the hedge that the brambles once covered……
Over we went with Sookie, who on sighting the sheep at closer proximity than she expected shot back to us and behind our legs, sheep clambered back through the gap and James and I spent the next twenty minutes using some of our cut branches in the field to weave across the gap! making a mental note to add some hazel saplings into this hedgerow with tree guards to give us something in the future to lay properly and reinstate a more solid hedgerow!!
Our field tenants, the sheep…. Mmmmm they have decided they can start to cause mayhem on the weekends we are there…..
Stuck in the brambles, so armed with gloves and secateurs James I trooped across the field to rescue it! as it seemed to have been in the brambles for a while given the amount of mud kicked up…. As we got closer the sheep started to panic somewhat and when we were within a few feet managed to pull itself free from the brambles!!
Our sheep tenants are back in the fields!!!!
Every time we are spotted at the gate (usually with the dog) they run to a further point in the field making photos rather hard to get!!!
Finally after fussing the baby St. Bernard next door and a bit of pootling about I gained possession of the spade!!!! Alleluiah!!!! I snatched up the spade, loaded it into my wheelbarrow and left the men folk mulling over their newly dug ditch and Mum cutting back the cotoneaster on the front of the building. My mission was to find some the field growing baby trees and return them to growing in some of the smaller hedgerow spaces!! As I got into Big field I realised that the owner of the sheep tenants had been in a reopened the gate….. Sheep tenants and their lambs were all over the big field and the small field…… Hmmmmm Pup had come to dig trees with me….. However she was amazing and she just careened about fairly close to me and woofed a bit when the sheep got too bold and wandered over to investigate in the goings on in the corner of the field!!
In all I found down the one hedge line 6 baby field growing trees and replanted them in the gap between Big field and Small field.
I still need to start reinstating some banking here though, by chucking some rocks, of which there are many, and earth in here!!
James came to collect me after I had been gone for a hour or so and we wandered back to get some lunch!