29 December 2011

Have a Very Muddy Christmas

Not everyone has a lazy Christmas in front of a crackling fire. Some people (emergency services and hospital workers being a good example) have to trudge on regardless. Another group of people who simply don't stop are farmers.

Christmas morning for us was spent feeding the sheep.

The ground is muddy because it's so saturated. The poor sheep.

Flock by flock, the sheep are going to start coming inside again, ready for lambing in the New Year. Standing there in the mud, drizzle and high winds, the sheep looked miserable.

We really have to get them inside.

When the silage came, they were happy!

One ewe even tried a new hair-do.

And Sheila came along for the ride when we checked the sheep at home.

We had a very muddy Christmas, but the dinner was great!


  1. really muddy here too :/ we are supposed to have a black and white dog, not a brown and white dog :p

  2. Ciara and Lightning would love the mud:) Farmers work very hard and so much of it goes unappreciated. Kudos to you for all you do. Glad dinner was good.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Wow, that is muddy. Poor sheep. Will be happy once they are inside I'm sure. :)