Today the ewes and their lambs had been given access to a part of the field next to the one where Bobby and I usually take an afternoon stroll. As we approached I was able to get some better views. It appears that all of them are numbered, all on one side only so sometimes it appears as though some do not have a number.
The ewes were eyeing us nervously and as we got closer some of them decided to go through the gate to the further field. First the most nervous and eventually all moved away from us.
Even while they were moving the lambs did their best to carry on with their mid afternoon meal. Just one last sheep stood in the gateway keeping a careful watch on us as we went on our way.
This straggler was the last to make it to the gate. She was a bit slow in getting started and two hungry lambs were slowing her down.