I clambered out of bed the other morning and was greeted with – “the sheep are in the back yard!”
Pardon? You must be kidding I thought peering through the window. Yep, the sheep were indeed in the back yard – there is a first time for everything.
The previous night they were safely contained behind an electric fence which runs down the centre of a paddock near our house. One side is dedicated to sheep grazing (we have 2), while on the other side sits my veg garden – my pride and joy. Strangely enough and you might raise your eyebrows, the electric fence wasn’t turned on. They must have stood for some time eyeing up the veg, thrown caution to the wind and have come to the conclusion that the ‘grass is literally greener on the other side’.
Laughing and wondering if I sounded hysterical, I hauled my gumboots on over my PJs and raced outdoors. The sheep were acting mildly disinterested but copped a scolding as I made my way to the garden.
I have to be honest, I was more than nervous poking my head through the gap in the hedge to access the damage. As I suspected the sorrel had disappeared and in the bed next to that, the broccoli and cauli were mere stalks, those eating machines thankfully hadn’t spotted the cabbage, Brussels sprouts nor the broad beans. Phew! The garlic had been skirted, clearly not on their menu. But they had nailed the parsley and beetroot, which is now devoid of leaves. I stumbled through the hedge smiling, it could have been a lot worse!
It’s been an interesting week. Dan our pooch was sick again – first visit to the vet, then my favourite chook Dolly was also sick (return of bumble foot) second trip to the vets! Dan is vastly improved, while the chicken is currently safely ensconced in a crate with a run attached, sitting on our verandah. Her foot is swathed in a bright green bandage which needs changing daily. Oh what fun!
I’m gazing outdoors .. the sun is endeavouring to shine there are clouds puffs in the sky and everything is growing like mad – I won’t mention the rain!
Sadly I’m short of pics this week – but guaranteed, I always have pics of our local beach …
I love clouds …