Sunday, 20 November 2016

This is real farm life.

 We had quite an upset yesterday evening. It's never happened before. And I hope it will never again.
A dog that was rehomed from city life to living on a farmlet got into our sheep and attacked.
Terribly sad for all. For the dog that would have just done what is natural chase if the sheep run... For the new owners who had just bonded with the dog and for the ewe we had to put down and for its lamb that will miss his mum. He is old enough to not need his mum and can graze on grass... but....

Big breath...

Farm Stay Guests...


Pancho thankfully had tucked himself up and missed all the action.

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  1. How distressing for everybody. Such a perfect day today and you must have felt unsettled.

    Julie and Poppy Q
    xxx

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    1. yes rather upsetting. The boys were out so it was Abbey & I that had to deal with it all

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  2. i'm so sad to hear this. unsettling for everyone. we have snow!!!

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  3. I had three nedbør dogs get into my poultry flock one day and kill right and left. My husband had to euthanize our pet turkey, it was heartbreaking. I am sorry this happened to you@

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    1. oh that would be horrible. Now a pet turkey.. the thought had never entered my head... until now

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    1. Yea wasn't sure if to share or not... but it is all part of keeping animals sadly

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  5. Awful news Leanne, hope the lamb is old enough to cope without Mum.

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    1. Yes he is fine. No crying. He was one of the older lambs (thankfully) We are thinking of running him on as the ram he is quite friendly. His name is not quite manly enough as Spot (his mum was Dot)

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