After having last weekend off, I was recharged and ready to work this Saturday. Right now there are sheep spread out over 2 counties, so checking up on them all can be time and gas consuming. However, everything went smoothly this day and we finished early!
|Ewes at the Old Chinese Cemetary|
|Ewes at Sierra College campus|
|Herding ewes at Whitney Oaks subdivison|
|No sense of personal space|
|Taff the hot dog|
How do you haul a large amount of water? (a big truck and a big water tank)
How much water can a truck hold (a gallon of water = 8 pounds)
Where do I get water (fill up at home, look for spigots that aren't on lockdown near the sheep)
How do I get the water from the tank in the truck to a barrel the sheep can drink out of (a series of gravity flow hoses, generally)
It's very easy to take water for granted in this counrty, but having livestock forces you to realize that the lives of all these animals depend on your ability to provide water for them. That is a lot of responsibility and if you are their shepherd, you don't get a day off.
|Water is also a lot of fun, if you are Ernie|
And to all the Dad's out there who work so hard and love their families so well, Happy Father's Day!